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.
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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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