While the New York Jets did their best to hush trade talks surrounding star cornerback Darrelle Revis, but that didn’t stop some trade rumors from surfacing at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
According to the New York Daily News, the Jets were “actively shopping” Revis to teams at the combine.
From the report:
Despite the damage control talk from Idzik and Rex Ryan in Indy about how much they value Revis, the source told the Daily News on Tuesday that Idzik was “actively” shopping Revis at the combine, and interested teams are now doing their homework on what it would take to get Revis signed to a new contract if they can satisfy the Jets with compensation.
The Daily News reported exclusively Tuesday that Idzik, Ryan and team owner Woody Johnson didn’t meet with Revis’ camp during the Combine.
Jets general manager John Idzik was specifically asked about a potential Revis trade during a media session in Indianapolis and he did nothing to separate his team from the trade rumors.
“We will always field calls and always have internal discussions about how we can improve our team day-to-day, position-by-position,” he said. “That’s an ongoing process.”
Revis is entering the final year of his four-year $46 million contract and is looking for a raise, despite coming off of a torn ACL last season. His contract will also prevent the team from slapping him with the franchise tag at the end of next season, which means they risk receiving nothing in return if they don’t lock up their corner for the future or trade Revis.
If the Jets were indeed actively shopping Revis, there will be a lot of interest around the league.
We haven’t heard the end of this and it wouldn’t be surprising to see someone make a big offer for a true shutdown corner. This is definitely a trade to keep a close eye on.