The New York Jets are apparently ready to cut their ties with superstar corner Darrelle Revis with owner Woody Johnson not confident that the team can re-sign him once his contract expires at the end of the 2013 NFL season.
Although Johnson believes that trading Revis is the best option for the team moving forward, head coach Rex Ryan doesn’t want the team to trade arguably their best player according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
Per a league source, Ryan doesn’t want to trade Revis. And that’s hardly a surprise. Ryan has raved about Revis for years, and Ryan played a key role in breaking the impasse that led to the four-year contract that suddenly has Johnson reportedly “pessimistic” about keeping Revis in 2014 and beyond.
Ryan’s desire not to trade Revis doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Ryan has been high on Revis ever since taking the head coaching job in New York a few years ago. With Ryan a defensive-minded head coach and Revis possibly the best defensive player in the league today, it’s obvious why Ryan is reluctant to get rid of a player that simply can’t be replaced.
The one problem with Revis is that he will be coming off a torn ACL next season. Although Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was able to quickly bounce back from a similar injury in 2012 and may be the league’s MVP as a result, there’s no telling whether or not Revis will be able to get back to form as an elite cornerback following season-ending surgery.
Revis played in only two games for the Jets during the 2012 NFL season recording one interception and one forced fumble.
Two unknown teams are reportedly showing interest in Revis, but it remains to be seen if the team is truly ready to pull the trigger on a deal.