The Jets offered what amounted to an organizational mea culpa on Thursday for their missteps a month ago that fueled further speculation that Darrelle Revis may be traded.
One month after Woody Johnson, new general manager John Idzik and Rex Ryan were noncommittal and intentionally vague about Revis’ future with the team in the wake of reports that the Jets would explore all options involving the star cornerback, including a trade, Ryan and Idzik did an about-face at the NFL Scouting Combine.
“We’ve always wanted Darrelle as part of our team,” said Idzik, who declined to discuss whether he wants to sign Revis to an extension. “That has not changed.”
Ryan, who may be coaching for his job in 2013 after the Jets finished out of the playoffs for a second consecutive season, can ill afford to lose his best player. The coach maintained that “there wasn’t an ounce of validity” to reports that the Jets may part ways with Revis this offseason, calling it “fantasy football,” but he didn’t rule out the possibility of a trade in the future, either.
“Could there be a trade? Yeah, anybody could be traded,” Ryan said. “But do I expect there to be a trade for Darrelle Revis? No. But that doesn’t mean something couldn’t come up. . . . Again, we have not discussed trading Darrelle Revis.”
Revis, who had season-ending ACL surgery in October, will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season if he attends all mandatory team events this spring and summer. He recently expressed his frustrations about the trade rumors by claiming he was “speechless” and disappointed that the Jets didn’t reach out to him about the possibility that he may be moved.
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Rex Ryan and new GM John Idzik are now saying the NY Jets want to keep Darrelle Revis
New York Daily News | Feb 22