Could Darrelle Revis’ tenure as a Jet end with the lasting image of him grimacing in pain on the football field? I certainly hope not but according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Confora, it’s a very real possibility. Here’s Rotoworld on La Confora’s report…
According to La Canfora, owner Woody Johnson has “strong reservations” about the team’s ability to extend Revis beyond the final year of his contract next season, and wants to “attempt to land value for Revis now, rather than risk losing him” in free agency. It’s a sign the Jets are dead serious about rebuilding and addressing their cap issues, but it would be strange timing to trade Revis, as he’s coming off a torn ACL. Selling low on your best player isn’t recommended in any sport. However, a clause in Revis’ contract bars the Jets from using the franchise tag, so the danger of losing him next winter is real. Even coming off a major knee injury, interest in Revis should be robust if he’s truly made available.
Welp. Stay tuned.
Update: Inside the NFL has a brief preview of La Confora’s report.
Bent also brought up some interesting points…
“As I’ve noted many times on here, rather than creating more cap room, trading Revis will actually worsen the Jets’ cap situation by another $3m (along with the costs associated with whatever players or picks they get in exchange for him).
I don’t like the move mainly for that reason, but it’s a sign they’re going for a longer term viewpoint, which I guess is a good sign.”