Jets fans have endured a lot in the last year, from the failed Tim Tebow experiment to the 6-10 season and the Buttfumble.
Now, they are watching as their team is dangling star cornerback Darrelle Revis on the trade market and many are unhappy. Jets coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik will find out how angry fans are today when they conduct a conference call with season-ticket holders.
“I think they did sell us a whole bill of goods with this stadium and who they were going to put on the field and keeping stars like Darrelle,” said Jon Miller, whose family has had season tickets since the 1960s. “Now, on top of it, we’re a circus again. We’re the laughingstocks of football all over again.”
Owner Woody Johnson, who needs to answer questions about Revis, will not be on the call. He danced around Revis questions in January at Idzik’s introductory press conference and has been in hiding since. Johnson sent a letter to season-ticket holders last month.
“It is my job each year to put a team on the field that makes you proud,” Johnson’s letter read. “Last season that didn’t happen. I am disappointed about our results; I know they were unacceptable to all of you as well. We are working hard to turn the page.”
Will that new page include Revis?
The Jets must decide whether to pay Revis long-term or trade him or let him leave as a free agent next year. Many Jets fans saw Revis as the first star the team would have for his entire career. Even Joe Namath did not finish his career as a Jet.
Miller, 51, said losing Revis would be another body blow to an already staggered fan base. Miller, who works in the real estate business and lives on Long Island, has two seats at MetLife Stadium. He pays $15,000 each for the personal seat license (PSL) and an additional $300 per ticket per game, including preseason, of course.
As he has watched the Jets slide backwards from a team that went to back-to-back AFC Championship games to the current group that looks as if it could be one of the worst in the NFL in 2013, he has begun to question his investment.
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