Darrelle Revis holds Jets owner responsible for trade situation
Though may be arguably amongst the best cornerbacks in the league, the New York Jets newly hired general manager John Idzik has been reportedly long since interested in exploring trade options for Darrelle Revis. In his introductory press conference John Idzik didn’t shoot down the likelihood of gauging the trade offers for the Darrelle Revis, in his quest to add depth to the New York Jets’ roster.
“I was speechless because I didn't get a phone call. I know it's a business -- just call me; don't have it lingering out there,” Darrell Revis said of the trade rumors sparked by that statement. “To me it was kind of rude because it was John Idzik’s first day on the job.”
“I need answers and I'm not getting any,” continued Darrelle Revis. “Just the fact that that was put out there instead of contacting your best player on the team. If that's how you want to do business, then that's fine."
However, Darrelle Revis did eventually receive that phone call by John Idzik to diffuse the situation and assure him against any trade plans as yet.
“He was a straightforward guy,” Darrelle Revis said of John Idzik’s approach to the situation. “He didn’t cut any corners. Just from that one conversation I do respect him.”
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan also got in contact with his star cornerback to supposedly bring him up to the same page with the franchise.
“Me and Rex we got a cool relationship. It wasn’t really all about being traded. It was about other things. ‘How’s the family? How you doing?’” said Darrelle Revis. “I know Rex, he wants me to be here. Me and him both know it’s a business.”
Darrelle Revis previously staged a 36-day holdout before he signed on a four-year, front-loaded $46 million contract with the New York Jets in 2010. But he’s been rehabbing a torn ACL, and despite remaining on schedule for training camp, the New York Jets could have concerns whether Darrelle Revis will be a shutdown cornerback again. Prospective teams may also be hesitant to over a fair trade value due to Darrelle Revis’ knee injury.
“I don’t know if they’re (that) doing because they think I’m not going to get back to 100 percent,” said Darrelle Revis.
Additionally, the New York Jets are expected to be caught in a salary cap disaster, so Darrelle Revis expects that to weigh-in on any move by the New York Jets.
“That might be a situation,” acknowledged Darrelle Revis. “That might be something, that might be an option.”
While both Rex Ryan and John Idzik may hold some day in the decision of his future with the team, Darrelle Revis knows New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will make the final call on the matter, despite his repeatedly informing the team of his interest to remain in New York.
“I’m sure he’ll (Rex Ryan) have some say-so, but starts from the top. It starts with Woody Johnson,” said Darrelle Revis. “(But) I’m a Jet until they tell me I’m not a Jet.”