So much for Rex Ryan wanting Darrelle Revis to be a Jet for life. Late last night reports came out that Woody Johnson wants to explore a possible trade involving Revis. What do you think Jets fans?!
Details after the jump…
According to Rich Cimini at ESPNNewYork.com:
Pessimistic about his chances of re-signing Darrelle Revis before he becomes a free agent next year, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is open to trading the star cornerback, a person familiar with Johnson’s thinking said Wednesday night.
Revis’ contract will void after the 2013 season, and there is a clause in the deal that prohibits the Jets from using the franchise tag.
If they don’t sign Revis to an extension, the Jets could lose him as a free agent.
The fact that Revis is just three months removed from major knee surgery complicates the matter. There also are salary-cap ramifications that could hinder a potential trade.
Johnson has “no confidence” in the Jets’ ability to re-sign Revis, the person familiar with his thinking said. Despite the knee injury, he could seek more than $16 million per year, which could be prohibitive for the cap-strapped Jets. They’re already $19.4 million over the 2013 salary cap.
Revis is due to make $6 million in 2013, including $3 million in base pay and the rest in various bonus money.
The Jets could gauge interest around the league, hoping to receive fair-market value for Revis. But that will be difficult, considering the nature of his injury and his steep contract demands.