Another day, another sign that the marriage between Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets could be ending in a divorce sooner rather than later. At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, tram executives and agents typically spend a good amount of time discussing player contracts and exploring new options prior to the official start of free agency. This did not happen with Revis’ agents and the Jets.
The NY Daily News reports that the Jets brass, including owner Woody Johnson, head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik, avoided the Revis camp and did not attempt to make any type of contact with the star cornerback’s agents during the Combine. The two groups were reportedly staying at hotels that are a six-minute walk apart.
Revis’ agent, Neil Schwartz, said that he was in Indianapolis with his partner for five days before they left on Monday. Neither he nor the Jets would confirm whether or not the two camps met. The NY Daily News noted that Idzik and company met with representatives for Santonio Holmes, Dustin Keller, Jeff Cumberland, Austin Howard, Shonn Greene and LaRon Landry during the week but chose not to meet with Revis’ reps.
A source reportedly told The News that Idzik has not made an attempt to communicate with Revis’ agents since he took over as GM a month ago. An executive also said that it is widely believed that Johnson is not interested in signing Revis to any type of long-term deal, given the current state of the franchise.
One way or another, Revis is going to get top dollar. There have already been rumors that the Jets are exploring the possibility of trading him, and Revis clearly is starting to doubt that the Jets want to keep him around. It seems inevitable that they will part ways at this point, but we know better than to say never when it comes to the NFL.
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