The Jets' Power Trio, Woody Johnson, John Idzik, and Rex Ryan met with the media yesterday in Florham Park, NJ.

Jets Deny Revis Trade Rumor, But Are Non-Committal Long Term

Yesterday, we met John Idzik for the first official time, and we heard from owner and CEO Woody Johnson along with coach Rex Ryan. Aside from the new addition to the front office (Idzik), a big topic of conversation was Darrelle Revis. If you haven’t heard by now, the rumor is out there that the Jets are going to explore trading their All-World cornerback. We have talked about the merits previously, that’s not the point tonight. Tonight I want to talk about how the Jets responded.

During his time with the media, Woody Johnson had no idea where that report came from:

I don’t know where that came from. But I have never, for the 10 years that I’ve been talking to you guys, I’ve never said anything about comments about contracts or anything like that.

But, when asked the follow up question about signing Darrelle long term, Woody had this to say:

I think that’s something that once again, I think we’re going to have to wait. Darrelle’s a great player, he’s very well known in the league and rightfully so. But I think we’re going to go through, just as John said in his press conference, we’re going to carefully go through the roster and evaluate it and look at it strategically as we move forward.

New GM Idzik’s response was similar about the subject of trading Revis:

I think it’s way premature to say anything specific. Again, I haven’t even had the chance to sit down and thoroughly vet through our roster with Rex, his staff (and) with our personnel staff. I think it would be presumptuous to say anything like that.

Most interesting was what coach Ryan had to say about Revis, whom we all know he has loved, on whether Revis will be a Jet in 2013:

I think you have to understand that our situation is that it’s John’s first day on the job. He’s the general manager. There’s going to be a process where we’re going through Darrelle Revis, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Nick Mangold or whoever, we’re going through no matter the great players, maybe not as great players, everybody is going to be going through the same process. Anytime you’re a new general manager coming in, you obviously get everybody’s opinions and, at the end of the day, he will formulate his own opinions. That’s with everybody.

With a new general manager in town, it is more than appropriate to not be specific as far as the roster. Everyone needs to be evaluated, and that includes your stars. Darrelle Revis is no different. It was just uniquely silent of the Jets that when asked about trading him, they said, “I don’t know where that report came from.”, but when asked if they are going to keep him, they said, “Well we are not necessarily saying that either.”

Change is coming to the Jets organization. That I have no doubt.

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  • John Szeligowski Jr.

    The idea of getting rid of Darrelle Revis only makes sense if you are getting equal talent from the player you are trading for (in their own area of expertise, of course). There are exceptions, mostly as a result of the injury factor. Just look at Peyton Manning’s case. But when you look at this years draft class and/or who the Jets could possibly get in an outright trade for Revis, it becomes readily apparent a trade is absurd. Rumor has it the Niners are very vocal about getting Darrelle which is sadly predictable; they’re hoping to unload Alex Smith and we need a QB. Maybe Smith would work great in Morninwheg’s offense, it’s impossible to say, but we do know this: the Jets have actually done something smart by putting out the feelers now and waiting to see if there’s a feeding frenzy for Darrelle. We might be surprised at who some teams are willing to deal.

    • TheJetPress

      Good to hear from you John, hadn’t heard from you in a couple of days.

      You should see a piece coming out this afternoon at 2 pm, JETserious is writing a piece that talks about maybe the Jets putting out feelers to get a jump on the contract negotiations.

      I actually like the idea of exploring the trade, as you probably know since you read our site a lot. If they can stockpile picks, and maybe get a couple of players, it’s a good idea. I worry about them spending all that money on the CB position. I guess we will see soon enough.