Worried about the New York Jets chances of re-signing their star cornerback Darrelle Revis before he becomes a free agent, owner Woody Johnson has expressed interest in trading the exceptional player.
Revi’s contract with the Jets voids at the end of the 2013 season, and he had a clause put in there that stops the team from slapping him with the franchise tag. That means if the Jets and Revis can’t come to an agreement on an extension, they will lose him to free agency where he will command top dollar.
The Jets new GM wouldn’t speak on the rumors, being that he was just hired. “I can’t comment really,” Idzik said. “I’m literally hours into the building. That we’re going to save for our evaluation process.” Revis is only three months removed from having major knee surgery to repair his torn ACL, which complicates things even further. Even with coming off a serious knee injury, Revis could want more than $16 million per year, which is a salary the cap-strapped Jets can’t afford. The team is already over the 2013 salary cap by $19.4 million.
Revis is due to make $6 million in 2013, including $3 million in base pay and the rest in various bonus money.