After another season of disappointment, the New York Jets franchise is ready to make some drastic changes in order to turn things around heading into the off-season.
The first move made by the Jets organization was firing GM Mike Tannenbaum. The consensus was that head coach Rex Ryan would receive the brunt of the blame for missing the NFL playoffs for two consecutive seasons, but it was Tannenbaum that was shown the door opposed to Ryan.
The Jets are also in the middle of a difficult situation involving their quarterbacks. Starter Mark Sanchez was demoted late in the season and superstar backup Tim Tebow wasn’t even given a chance to show his worth in New York by being given the cold shoulder by the coaching staff. The team will likely be exploring trade options for Tebow or will simply release.
Along with everything the team has to deal with moving forward, the Jets are apparently exploring options to trade arguably the team’s best player in cornerback Darrelle Revis according to Rich Cimini of 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.
Talk of trading Revis comes as a big surprise with the franchise putting so much into keeping the star cornerback over the past few years.
With Revis’ current deal with the Jets expiring at the end of the 2013 season, the team and owner Woody Johnson believe that now may be the time to start considering a trade. Revis hasn’t been the most reliable of players in terms of staying healthy as of late only playing two games in 2012 due to a torn ACL.
Johnson apparently isn’t very confident that the team can re-sign Revis and believes that trading the star before his contract expires is the best option for the team.