New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis continues to be a hot topic this offseason, as fans and teams alike are wondering if the Jets will deal Revis. It seems like the Jets are willing to deal Revis if it will help the team in the long run, but they will certainly be cautious about it and look for the best deal possible. If there are no deals that are up to their standard, then the Jets will just keep their star.
An agent told ESPN New York that there is no chance of Darrelle Revis getting traded before the 2013 NFL Draft. The agent also told Rich Cimini that no team will be willing to give Revis $16 million per year, because he is a cornerback (it might also be because he is coming off of a serious injury). Revis is a great player, but it does look like he is overvaluing himself. The highest-paid defensive player in the league is also making $16 million per year, and he also plays in the AFC East. That man? Last year’s big free agent signing; Mario Williams of the Buffalo Bills.
The reason why there is “not a chance” of Revis getting dealt before the draft is due to the lack of cap space around the league. The flat cap has made it difficult for many teams, but teams like the New England Patriots that planned ahead for this are looking good.
The New York Jets won’t be re-signing starting running back Shonn Greene due to their cap issues, but he will be an attractive free agent catch for teams in need of a running back. According to Cimini (same piece), Greene is expected to “draw interest” from the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons; both teams in need of another RB.
You can follow Joe Soriano on Twitter @SorianoJoe.