New York Jets Will Reportedly Look into Trading Darrelle Revis

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IFebruary 21, 2017

After an extremely disappointing 6-10 season for the New York Jets that could best be remembered by a "butt fumble," no player is safe. Not even star cornerback Darrelle Revis.


UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10:37 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Rex Ryan reportedly does not want to trade superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis, according to NBC's Mike Florio.

Per a league source, Ryan doesn’t want to trade Revis.  And that’s hardly a surprise.  Ryan has raved about Revis for years, and Ryan played a key role in breaking the impasse that led to the four-year contract that suddenly has Johnson reportedly “pessimistic” about keeping Revis in 2014 and beyond.

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The Jets are reportedly thinking about trading the star cornerback in the offseason. Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora:

The New York Jets, fresh off an exhaustive hunt for new general manager John Idzik, will explore options to deal star corner Darrelle Revis this offseason, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Revis, whose contract voids after the 2014 season, is set to earn $6 million in 2013 (between salary and bonuses), and owner Woody Johnson has strong reservations about the ability to extend Revis's deal, the sources said.

If Woody Johnson and the Jets don't believe they will be able to re-sign Revis to a longer deal, then trading him now while he still possesses trade value makes plenty of sense.

Still, it's difficult to let go of a player of Revis' stature. 

In six seasons with the Jets, the 27-year-old has 19 total interceptions, three touchdowns, 98 pass deflections and 241 tackles. 

But those numbers could be even more eye-popping. 

Because Revis has established himself as the best lockdown corner in the league (hence the nickname Revis Island), he doesn't get thrown at all that often. As a result, he isn't able to rack up numbers on the stat sheet as much as some of his peers. 

Moreover, he tore his ACL this season after just two games and was forced to miss the entire year.

Nevertheless, it's known across the league that Darrelle Revis, even coming off a major injury, is one of the most talented corners in the NFL

For now, this is all just talk, but it's an intriguing development. It will be interesting to see if the Jets find a way to ship off their superstar defensive back.