As if there were any doubt, the Jets’ braintrust made it clear yesterday the phone lines are open when it comes to Darrelle Revis. Speaking to the media after arriving at the annual NFL meetings, owner Woody Johnson said the Jets are open to trading any player on their roster — including Revis. “This is a chessboard, and you have to move the pieces around,” Johnson said the day after the Jets paid their All-Pro cornerback a $1 million bonus. “We’re always trying to get better, and if anyone wants to make an offer on any one of our players, we’ll always listen.” Neither Johnson nor new general manager John Idzik would specifically address reports the Buccaneers are preparing to make an offer for Revis, but Johnson made it sound as if his best player’s days as a Jet could be numbered. “He’s on the team right now, and that’s the way we’re approaching it,” Johnson said. Johnson left open the possibility his cap-strapped franchise would attempt to sign Revis to a long-term extension before losing him for essentially nothing in free agency next winter, but Gang Green’s owner wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about what is considered by many a remote possibility. “The lines of communication [with Revis] are open,” Johnson said. “If [Idzik] believes an extension would be acceptable to the team and make the team better, then we would do it.” Asked if the reports are true Revis is being shopped because Johnson is tired of the constant contract drama with his star player, Johnson brushed it off. “I’ll never be tired of a great player,” he said. Idzik was much more circumspect about Revis’ future with the Jets.
Jets owner Woody Johnson open to cutting ties with Revis
New York Post | Mar 18