Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rex Ryan says Jets haven't discussed trading Revis


Darrelle Revis wanted answers to reports that the New York Jets were looking to trade him.

Thursday, coach Rex Ryan tried to give one -- to Revis and the rest of us. (photo: Marianne O'Leary, Flickr)

Ryan, speaking to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, said the rumors "plain and simple" "were not accurate," noting that they surfaced before new general manager John Idzik even posted up in his new place of employment.

"The man (Idzik) just got here, do you really think there is validity in it when the man just got into his office?" Ryan said, via the Star-Ledger. "If there's gonna be a trade, trust me the GM is going to be involved in it. The fact that he just got the job, I wanted Darrelle to understand that."

Ryan added that while something could "come up," he doesn't expect there to be a Revis trade. Idzik said the Jets "always" wanted Revis.

That's all fine and dandy, and it is irritating that media outlets can continue to get away with reporting false information without accountability if it was in fact untrue, but the Revis situation is still just that -- a situation.

Revis will demand a boatload of money if/when he hits free agency following the 2013 season. Unless Revis's asking price decreases drastically or he loses value by having a down year following a major ACL injury and surgery, Gang Green won't be able to afford him.

The logic behind a possible trade is that the Jets could at least get something for him now rather than let him walk for nothing, but other teams would probably be just as reluctant to cooperate given the fact that he would essentially amount to a one-year rental until he went  to the highest bidder.

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