Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 8, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reviews the 2012 season and address changes for 2013 at the New York Jets Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
The Darrelle Revis situation is one that continues to be on everyone’s lips, and for good reason. It’s not often that an NFL roster has the top player in the game, and yet has good reason to trade that player. The Jets are in a unique position in that regard. The Jets have a legitimate legend on their roster, who may very well not be on that roster in the next few weeks. Where will he go? Will he go anywhere? The discussion will not go away until there is a resolution, one way or another.
Not surprisingly, this topic was one on everybody’s lips at the annual NFL meetings in Phoenix. Woody said he would “love” to have Darrelle back, but if an offer came in that would better the New York Jets, he would have to listen:
“It’s not one player,” Johnson said from the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. “If you don’t look at the whole 53, you’re not going to make it. If somebody wants to make an offer to one of our players, you have to listen.”
John Idzik continued a similar party line stating, “I expect Revis to be a member of the New York Jets.”
This is going to make a lot of headlines over the next few days, we all know it. The mainstream media is going to generate headlines such as, “Woody Wants to Trade Darrelle”, “Woody Wants Darrelle to go Bye-Bye”, “Idzik Doesn’t Want Darrelle”, and others. You will have already seen them before you read this post, and you probably will continue as the week moves ahead.
Fans, don’t pay any attention, please. The headlines are nonsense. Why? Because the statements made are OBVIOUS.
Even before John Idzik arrived in town, there were reports that the Jets would have to consider trading Darrelle Revis. After John’s arrival, the rumors didn’t go away. Was there a steady stream of rumors, the way they came out when Tanny was here? Of course not. But, despite Rex Ryan’s protests to the contrary, the rumors were there. But, the Jets haven’t jumped to make a trade. What does that tell us? That they want to trade Darrelle, but only if the price is right.
Doesn’t that sound just like the statements we just heard? It does to me.
My point is, we already knew that this is how the Jets brass felt. Whether they are sick of Darrelle and his complaining about his contract or not, we know that the trade is a consideration. We know that they like Darrelle as a player, but would trade him if it helps.
These statements from the meetings only reiterate what we already knew. Don’t let the mainstream media get you swept up by these quotes. You already knew them to be true.