Now that the most predictable trade this offseason finally took place, the fallout from the Darrelle Revis trade is still being felt. Revis is a guy who hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind in the past, but he had been oddly quiet during the entire duration of this entire situation. But now that he’s officially with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Revis isn’t going to avoid questions about how the Jets handled the situation on his end.
Revis on wanting to stay in NY: “The Jets never contacted my agents about a long-term deal. They never even approached us.”
— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) April 22, 2013
The divorce is finalized, but the bitterness between the New York Jets and Darrelle Revis still very much exists. Revis told New York Daily News that he never felt like he got a truthful response from new Jets general manager John Idzik when it came to whether or not the Jets truly wanted to keep him.
“Definitely I feel like I haven’t gotten the truth,” Revis said, via the Daily News. “Anybody can sit here and tell you to your face, ‘Yeah, you’re going to be a Jet.’ But what’s the truth out of it. What’s really true?”
The Jets intentions in all of this seemed clear from the beginning, but they never did definitively state if they ever intended to keep Revis. It was assumed from the get-go that New York wanted to rid themselves of Revis and never really wanted to out work a long-term deal to keep Revis. Again, that was never actually stated but Revis saying that Idzik essentially avoided the topic says all you need to know.
Obviously, this all means little now. The Jets have two first-round draft picks and the Buccaneers have Revis. The only thing this “he said/she said” business is helping is week one ratings for when Revis plays the Jets as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.