Darrelle Revis: could be “awesome” to play for 49ers next season
Last week, New York Jets general manager John Idzik reportedly did not meet with Darrelle Revis’ representatives as he tested the trade waters for the 28-year-old at the NFL scouting combine. The rumors hit Darrelle Revis hard, who’s known the New York Jets as the only team he’s played for throughout his entire NFL career.
“This definitely hit home especially being one of the best players out there and come to find out you’re getting shopped. It really hits home,” Darrelle Revis said in an interview on Monday. “But my main focus is it really doesn’t matter where I be at, I know what I can do. I’m confident in what I do…”
“Whether it be there with the New York Jets or if it be with another team,” continued Darrelle Revis, “I have to do what I have to do and play ball… and do my services with that team.”
Amongst those rumors, the San Francisco 49ers (who have 12 tradeable picks in the 2013 draft) were projected as the most likely trade partner to the New York Jets, in a deal for Darrelle Revis.
“You got to tip your hat off to them to what they did last this past year. This is a team with a great coach – (Jim) Harbaugh -- and great players on their team,” Darrelle Revis said of the San Francisco 49ers. “They did it without me last year. So, for me, looking at their roster and their team, I would just be an addition to help them win that trophy. Would it be awesome? I mean, yeah.”
However, since the San Francisco 49ers trade rumors have been put out by Rex Ryan, although Darrelle Revis is finally ready move on from his past six seasons with the New York Jets.
“My main goal as a player -- and I think all of us as players in the NFL -- is to hold that Lombardi Trophy up in the air and wear that ring,” continued Darrelle Revis. “They are definitely a contender and they will be a contender for the next couple years… That’s a great conference… and we’ll see.”
“My representatives are going to do the best job they can for me… whether I stay a New York Jet or whether I have to move on somewhere else.”
The New York Jets’ 2007 first round pick Darrelle Revis is set to collect a $1 million roster bonus for 2013, and he becomes an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season.
John Idzik also revealed in a conference call on Monday that Darrelle Revis is ahead of schedule from his recovery from season-ending left ACL surgery, which he underwent four months ago.