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New York Jets News: Darrelle Revis, Mark Sanchez

The New York Jets are not just going to give away Darrelle Revis, but they have certainly shown that they are willing to get a deal done if it will help their team in the long run. Revis, the team’s best player, might not fetch the kind of value the Jets will want in order to feel comfortable doing such a deal.

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post wrote, “While the Jets still aren’t ruling out a trade of Darrelle Revis, a survey of executives at the NFL scouting combine indicates getting fair value — much less a franchise-changing haul — could prove difficult.”

This comes from a survey of executives conducted by the post- a survey that included Buddy Nix of the Buffalo Bills and Jon Schneider of the Seattle Seahawks. The Jets have downplayed rumors that they are trading Revis, but Hubbuch notes that they haven’t exactly denied those rumors either.

My feeling is that Revis won’t get traded, and head coach Rex Ryan said that he does “not expect” Revis to be traded. This is likely because it will be difficult for the Jets to get enough out of the deal to where they feel like it’s worth it for them to part with their best player. John Idzik said a lot to downplay that Darrelle Revis is not happy with the Jets organization or that the Jets don’t want him; the latter seems to be more important at this stage.

The Post notes that the Denver Broncos are one of the teams that could try to acquire Revis, and I would like to share a quote from AFC East GM Buddy Nix. You can also read the quote from Schneider and more info by following the link above.

Nix said to the Post, “He’s a great football player, so somebody will figure out how to do it if he becomes available, I would think. The cap will [hinder the free-agent and trade markets], but there’s still a lot of people that can finagle that thing. They would figure out a way.”

The New York Jets GM and HC pairing also stated once again that the Jets will bring in competition for Mark Sanchez this offseason, and it sounds like the Jets are just trying to get one last bit of hope and light a spark under Sanchez. It probably won’t work, but at least the Jets are willing to give it a shot. They will most likely bring in a significant enough QB (like Matt Moore or Matt Flynn), and I have a feeling the new QB will eventually usurp Sanchez for the starting job. With a weak draft class this year, it seems more likely that the Jets will bring in a veteran for competition as opposed to the developmental projects in this draft.

John Idzik said, “We’re going to do everything to increase the competition so that he plays better,” and Rex Ryan pretty much said the exact same thing. From what I’ve been reading, Flynn seems to be the most-talked about QB in Jets circles due to the Idzik-Seattle connection as well as his talent and cheaper trading value than Alex Smith.

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  • disqus_JqQYQjCH0k

    The Jets screw with the head of Mark Sanchez every year — getting Plax (who didn’t do enough running around his jail cell to get his feet in shape, so he got a sprain right away, which kept him out of running routes in practice, etc.); then they bring in Tebow; then they change the whole offense a couple of times; he gets six WR’s to throw to; he loses ‘Tone for a season; they trade away Braylon and Cotch, etc., etc.
    He’ll out work and view the films — a lot more than most — and will work his butt off to get in sync with WRs. Let him loose with his receivers and the WC offense — he’ll do fine and we’ll be back in the playoffs, where he’s won 4 games.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Thanks for the comment now, and you are right on point. Sanchez is a harder worker than most people give him credit for being, but this is most likely his last shot at starting. The good thing for him is that it is in the favorable WCO that Mornhinweg will run, but the concern is whether or not the players around him fit the scheme or will help him enough. Their WR/RB situation is actually a bigger mess than the QB situation, imo.

      • disqus_JqQYQjCH0k

        Actually, I like his WRs now — 1) ‘Tone Time — name someone else who knows Mark better and was SB MVP; 2) Braylon’s back — more good chemistry; 3) Kerley seems to do well with Mark; 4) Keller would do well in the WCO, and works well with Mark; 5) take away Steven Hill’s pogo stick, so that he stays somewhere near field level, so the DBs can’t level him when he comes down out of the clouds after he got loose; and 6) guess what? Hazelton was signed first thing by the new GM, and hopefully his injuries have fully healed, so that he can get back into the form where he was really formidable as Sanchez’ go-to receiver at USC. Not too bad.

  • disqus_JqQYQjCH0k

    PS re Revis — I am so-o-o-o-o-o sick and tired of Revis’ ego and his %&##$*# agents taking up 50% of the off season, with their insane demands which cripple the ability of the Jets to get a full 52 other quality players on the team. $100 milion? You’ve got to be joking! Trade him, build with the picks, and use the savings to pay some of the other players on the team. Go J-E-T-S !

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Oh yeah, almost every Jets fan is sick of this whole Revis situation. I’ll go to ESPN New York, and I’m guaranteed to find Jets fans angrily talking about the Revis deal. I remember last year they were all over Cimini, because they thought Cimini was trying to trump up his value and make it harder for the Jets to keep him.