The team blindsided Revis last month once the veteran learned of the team’s intentions to trade him during the off-season. Revis only played in two games for the Jets during the 2012 NFL season before going down with a torn ACL, but is still considered one of the best players at his position in the league leaving the veteran to wonder why the team would make such a move.
The main reason the Jets seem intent on trading Revis seems to be the lack of confident from owner Woody Johnson that the cornerback will re-sign with the team once his contract expires following the 2013 campaign. The Jets would like to move Revis as soon as possible with his trade value likely to plummet if not the same player after returning from knee surgery.
Revis currently isn’t on good terms with the Jets’ front office due to the fact that the team is giving him no indications in terms of their off-season plans leaving him in the dark according to Janis McManus of ESPNNewYork.com:
“I was speechless because I didn’t get a phone call,” Revis said. “I know it’s a business — just call me; don’t have it lingering out there. I need answers and I’m not getting any. Just the fact that that was put out there instead of contacting your best player on the team. If that’s how you want to do business, then that’s fine.”
Although Revis is coming off knee surgery, there’s still appears to be a lot of interest in the veteran’s services heading into the off-season. It still remains to be seen what the Jets intend to do with arguably the best defensive player in the league, but it seems more and more likely that an ugly divorce between the two sides is on the horizon.