While the Jets still aren’t ruling out a trade of Darrelle Revis, a survey of executives at the NFL scouting combine indicates getting fair value — much less a franchise-changing haul — could prove difficult. Rex Ryan and new general manager John Idzik went to great lengths yesterday to downplay widespread reports of their interest in dealing the disgruntled All-Pro cornerback, with Ryan going so far as to say those reports were “inaccurate” and have “no validity.” But given multiple chances to declare Revis off the market, neither Ryan nor Idzik would declare him untouchable and both left the Jets with plenty of wiggle room to proclaim their innocence should a trade eventually be made. “Right now, we recognize Darrelle is a great player,” Ryan said during a news conference at Lucas Oil Stadium. “Could there be a trade? Yeah, anybody could be traded. Do I expect there to be a trade for Darrelle Revis? No. But that doesn’t mean something couldn’t come up.” Ryan also said: “I mean, if you got Jim Brown in that trade, you’d look into it.” Those were just some examples of the equivocation and semantics coming from both Jets executives amid another onslaught of questions about Revis’ future that began last month with an anonymously sourced CBS Sports report. The Jets continue to strongly insist they were not the source of the leak, but they remain willing to consider a trade now in large part to avoid the prospect of losing Revis to free agency for essentially nothing after the 2013 season. Idzik, who has been on the job just a month, added plenty of qualifiers when asked about Revis yesterday. “Right now, Darrelle is a New York Jet, and we’re happy to have him,” Idzik said during a break from attending the combine. “He’s a tremendous asset.” Idzik also made it clear he wouldn’t avoid picking up his phone if another team inquires about Revis.
Rex, Idzik talk around Revis trade
New York Post | Feb 22