Recently, word began to leak out of Jetsland that Darrelle Revis was on the trade block. Rex Ryan denied the reports, but that, of course, means nothing. Revis got emotional about the reports and pointed the finger at Jets owner Woody Johnson.
But it didn’t end there for Revis or his team. They made the trip to Indy for the combine for the chance to meet face to face with Ryan, Johnson, and the rest of the Jets contingent. But according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the contingent has dodged Revis’ team.
The Daily News has learned that the Jets’ contingent, which included GM John Idzik, Rex Ryan and Johnson himself, didn’t meet or contact Revis’ representatives during the combine, fueling speculation that Johnson simply doesn’t want to pay the Pro Bowl cornerback as the team enters a rebuilding phase in 2013.
The two camps are separated by three-tenths of a mile. The walk from the downtown J.W. Marriott, where the Jets brass is based, to the Westin, where Revis’ agents are staying, takes six minutes.
Adding more fuel to the fire is Jason Cole’s report that the Jets are too busy shopping Revis in Indy to meet with his team.
As the Jets spent last weekend at the NFL scouting combine shopping Revis in passive-aggressive style (New York isn’t calling anybody, but team management was all ears when multiple teams called to hold preliminary talks, according to sources), Ryan is now faced with what he must do to avoid the near-certain end of his tenure.
The Jets are seemingly balking at paying the high price tag that Revis will command at some point. Which is fine. But it would be nice if everyone in the organization knew that. Mainly the head coach.