The New York Jets may have already explored the possibility of trading Darrelle Revis this offseason, but only the team knows whether they intend to hang onto their franchise corner or turn him into draft picks. Revis said he would like to remain in New York, but he has acknowledged that whether or not he stays is ultimately not his decision.
During an interview with Andrea Kremer of the NFL Network Monday night, the four-time Pro Bowler said he has spoken to head coach Rex Ryan since the rumors surfaced. Basically, Revis feels that Rex wants to keep him and that team owner Woody Johnson is the driving force behind the speculation.
“It starts from the top, it starts with Woody Johnson,” Revis said when asked about his relationship with Ryan, via ESPNNewYork.com.
Kremer then asked Revis if he feels as though Johnson does not want to pay him what it will take to keep him with the Jets long term.
“That might be a situation,” he said. “That might be something. That might be an option. If I do get traded, I’m not going to sit here and pout and cry, but I told them numerous times that I want to be there so it’s up to them and management of what they want to do.
“I don’t know if they’re doing that because they think I’m not going to get back to 100 percent. I’m a Jet until they tell me I’m not a Jet.”
The NFL is a business, and Johnson is the one controlling the funds for this particular company. If he decides to trade Revis this offseason to help better prepare the team for the future, that’s his prerogative. However, Revis has been the anchor of New York’s defense since Ryan took over. If Johnson trades the star corner, he may also be signaling the end of the Rex Ryan era.
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