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Report: Woody Johnson wants to explore a Darrelle Revis trade

Jets cornerback Revis reacts after injury in third quarter of play against Dolphins during NFL football game in Miami Reuters

Jets owner Woody Johnson is reportedly interested in trading the team’s most valuable asset, cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Johnson has expressed a desire to trade Revis, Jason La Canfora of CBS reports. La Canfora attributes the report to unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation. It’s possible that Johnson floated the idea in conversations with prospective general managers during the search that ultimately led to the Jets hiring John Idzik.

Revis is owed $6 million this year, which is a good deal if Revis is healthy and back to being the NFL’s best cornerback. But it’s Johnson could be worried that Revis will struggle to regain his old form in his recovery from a torn ACL. And La Canfora also reports that Johnson thinks Revis is going to want a lot more money after the 2013 season, when he can become an unrestricted free agent, and that the Jets might be better off getting something for him now than getting nothing for him a year from now.

If the Jets are resigning themselves to the idea that it will take a full year to fix the mess that was the 2012 season, then trading Revis could be the way to begin the rebuilding.

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84 Responses to “Report: Woody Johnson wants to explore a Darrelle Revis trade”
  1. mangoldbond says: Jan 23, 2013 8:00 PM

    I wanna cry

  2. paul82461 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:01 PM

    Revis hasnt been good in 2 years, one good year and hes the best…lol

  3. onermedboxer says: Jan 23, 2013 8:03 PM

    If they are in fact shopping Revis, I guarantee the Bucs (who now arent scared of spending money and are in desperate need of CB) will be interested

  4. jrfrom508 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:03 PM

    Can’t believe I’m saying this. Do it, Belichick!

  5. charismel says: Jan 23, 2013 8:03 PM

    Philadelphia Eagles on Line 1.

  6. pilot2011 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:03 PM

    Jon Beason

  7. kevbarnett says: Jan 23, 2013 8:03 PM

    Nnamdi Asomugha for Darrel Revis. Straight up.

  8. delshofner says: Jan 23, 2013 8:04 PM

    Might have nothing to do with Woody’s assessment of Revis, but rather his assessment of the Jets.

    He’s trying to figure out how to make a ‘Herschel Walker trade’ to right this moribund franchise. Good luck with that.

  9. tonyromohaschildbearinghips says: Jan 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    I’ll give you a Jessica Simpson cd, dez Bryant, my large flat bottom and my smirk for Revis and a new Putter

  10. bennyb82 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    Lions will give you Titus Young and a draft pick.

  11. illinininer says: Jan 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    I don’t blame him. Revis is an amazing talent but before his injury he was on his way to commanding $20m/yr. That’s too much to pay an elite QB IMO, let alone an elite cornerback.

  12. boyshole25 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:06 PM

    He’ll be a skin

  13. joemoneyou says: Jan 23, 2013 8:06 PM

    Trade your best player Jets? …yeah, sounds about right

  14. dj121191 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:06 PM

    We might as well trade him, we were the number 2 pass defense without him, its impossible to build a respectable team with over 100 mil invested in 2 corners

  15. goraidersgospurs says: Jan 23, 2013 8:07 PM

    Revis for DHB, Tommy Kelly & Rolando,Richard Seymour!!!

  16. skinsfan91 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:07 PM

    Redskins could use him. Don’t know if they can afford him. Mara, give us our money back.

  17. unkrautsalat says: Jan 23, 2013 8:07 PM

    Yeah, let’s not keep the best player this team has had in the last decade. Wouldn’t be the Jets without letting him go to another team where he will continue a Hall of Fame career and win a Super Bowl. Really looking forward to that, Woody.

  18. rjblitz02 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:08 PM

    Really hoping Mark Dominik can lure him to Tampa.

  19. skoobyfl says: Jan 23, 2013 8:08 PM

    Send him to the Bills like the coaching staff.

  20. vernonbasketball says: Jan 23, 2013 8:09 PM

    Woody come on lets be real NO yea you might get a first round pick but come on resign the best player on the team let alone the best corner in the NFL and if you trade him he’ll be a pain in your ass on the field. Also get a real qb and keep REVIS#24

    Jet fan for life

  21. nyyjetsknicks says: Jan 23, 2013 8:09 PM

    They trade Revis and I’m done with this team.

  22. jimthebuilder27 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:09 PM

    Do it. This guy has become a selfish, all about me athlete. His holdouts or threats to holdout show that. Move on and send a message that no one is above the team!

  23. firerogergoodell says: Jan 23, 2013 8:10 PM

    I was excited until I saw “La Canfora”.

    - Vikings fan

  24. Corey Jeppesen says: Jan 23, 2013 8:10 PM

    BUFFALO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pettine will be waiting with open arms!

  25. oreo51 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:11 PM

    OK, Trade Revis to the Seahawks in exchange for Matt Flynn. Flynn’s salary will be about the same. Seattle would have Richard Sherman and Revis at the corners and could move Brandon Browner into the role of covering the slot WR. Now that would be fun.

  26. westcoastraider says: Jan 23, 2013 8:12 PM

    Reggie Mack… Get on this ASAP.. Give up Rolando and or jacoby ford for him…

    Maybe not Jacoby, but rolando for sure.. Just think if Philly cuts nmandi asomugha.

  27. diegiantsdie says: Jan 23, 2013 8:12 PM

    welcome to philly. we welcome u with open arms

  28. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 23, 2013 8:12 PM

    Is it me or is Woody Johnson starting to morph in to a less effective, less credible version of Jerry Jones?

  29. udwnwitjpp says: Jan 23, 2013 8:12 PM

    Reese jump on that u brought tt back after 2 ACL tears give jets this years 2nd and next years third plus perry fewell prince and a fully healthy revis cweb as number 3 get it dun jr

  30. dafixisin says: Jan 23, 2013 8:13 PM

    Shouldn’t Woody Johnson’s real title be owner/the real GM? Idzik can be the capanomics engineer, or something.

  31. 1uniquename says: Jan 23, 2013 8:13 PM

    I doubt the jets would be dumb enough to trade him in division but Miami badly needs a cb, more than one actually. Miami also has a bunch of draft picks and could plan to pay him the big contract he will want if he performs well next year. Could be a good fit and if they also resign Smith with those young stud safeties then Miami will have a dominate defense with an up and coming offense ala Seattle and SF and could become contenders as early as next year with a little luck.

  32. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Jan 23, 2013 8:13 PM

    come to the Browns and play with Joe Haden!

  33. rally411 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:13 PM

    Good grief, I’d love him in SF. Even though, they have a couple of players to sign, they have a bunch of picks next season and a big savings from unloading Alex Smith.

  34. zengreaser says: Jan 23, 2013 8:13 PM

    Would this be the same Jason La Canfora that passed along the report of coaches like Chip Kelly passing on the Eagles job because of Howie Roseman?

  35. udwnwitjpp says: Jan 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    Reese jump on that u brought tt back after 2 ACL tears give jets this years 2nd and next years third plus perry fewell !!!prince and a fully healthy revis cweb as number 3 get it dun jr

  36. tommyc0606 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    if the jets trade revis i will no longer be a jet fan how are you going to trade our best player and hes only getting paid 6 mill this year you have to take the chance and keep him unless of course we trade him for rg3

  37. glazerh8er says: Jan 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    Bucs please? trade a first for him if he passes physical. would be the start to a defense that is going to come back around with even an average secondary

  38. jasonculhane says: Jan 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    Right after an injury? No loyalty

  39. Stiller43 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    Actually that may not be a bad idea…their defense is fine without him, and me may just fetch a jay cutler type QB in return…

    Not that i would want a jay cutler, but its much better than sanchez.

  40. patsbruin1021 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    Hey woody what draft picks you want. Singed all pats fans. Revis n Talib would be sick

  41. southpaw79 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:15 PM

    Revis for Alex Smith and a 2 or 3rd round pick?

  42. bengalsstillsuck says: Jan 23, 2013 8:15 PM

    He is to much of a problem but i think he wld be a could fit in Denver.

  43. trippymane says: Jan 23, 2013 8:17 PM

    Trade him to seattle for brandon browner and matt flynn. Add in some draft picks on both sides obviously. Brandon browner is 28 about to be 29 and the jets need a qb matt flynn is 10x better than mark sanchez and of course seattle would have the 2 best corners in league.

  44. FinFan68 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    It makes sense to trade him. Selfish attitude, will want more money and would likely hold out again, injury issue could harm his ability and he is already paid too much for what he does. Good player and I’m sure somebody will trade for him. I just hope it is not the Dolphins.

  45. warhammer420 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:19 PM

    Revis to the Lions. Do it!!

  46. svn2011 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:20 PM

    As a pats fan , hope this doesnt happen because its the most logical thing to do and will get them cap space and at least a 1st rounder or more from someone. hope they keep him and take a hit on the cap.

  47. seabreezes51 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:20 PM

    Revis and #9 for Eagles#4
    You get rid of his contract and move to Geno.

  48. wgray981 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:21 PM

    A near-contender could really use a player like Revis- he helps defenses out a lot! And the Jets do need to go into at least a year of rebuilding so it makes sense to trade him.

  49. braven4evr says: Jan 23, 2013 8:21 PM

    damn…no wonder Rex wrecked that mustang!

  50. jbaxt says: Jan 23, 2013 8:21 PM

    Tamba Hali for Revis, KC then can take Jarvis Jones.

  51. arrogantnation says: Jan 23, 2013 8:22 PM

    He warrants a 1st round pick. Two had he not torn his ACL.

  52. dalucks says: Jan 23, 2013 8:22 PM

    Why trade for Darrelle Revis when he will be a free agent after the season?
    Plus, it is normally year 2 after the ACL tear when the athlete normally returns to form, atleast on average except Adrian Peterson.
    Revis will be better in 2014 than 2013 so the smart thing to do is wait.
    The Jets do not want to lose him for nothing but I doubt there are any buyers this offseason.

  53. denver1983 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:23 PM

    Come to Denver!

  54. descendency says: Jan 23, 2013 8:24 PM

    No way the Patriots pay his salary long term and they are not giving up what it would take to get him and then have it be a 1 year rental.

    The Jets want to trade him because he has a major injury on his record and he wants 16 million a year. This is the last year on his contract, so they are looking to move him so they can get something back before he becomes a FA.

  55. dolphinsfan69 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:27 PM

    Hello Miami!!!!!!!! Revis would look good down in South Florida!!

  56. bartlettruss says: Jan 23, 2013 8:28 PM

    Makes sense. Why have one good player on a totally hopeless team? Unfortunately, Woody isn’t likely to pull off a game changer like the Hershel Walker trade. He’ll probably just come back from town with a bag of magic beans.

  57. jazz321 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:28 PM

    Revis is going to want mo money this year from what ever team trades for him. He ain’t playing for 6 mil in 2013. Look for him to stay out of camp until he gets paid.

  58. sean6886 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:28 PM

    As a Jets fan, I’m not opposed to this. I actually thought about this before the season ended.
    Whether Rex wants to admit or not, 2013 begins as a rebuilding year of sorts. We may be stuck with Sanchez for another year, but I’mpretty sure everyone in that front office realizes we don’t have the talent right now to go to the next level.
    While I hate giving up Revis, I also know we could probably score a draft pick or two from him, which are needed.

  59. dmartin17 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:30 PM

    Finally a way for the rest of the world to get sympathy for the Jets fans.

    How can you win when you owner is an idiot like this? First Tebow and now Revis? HAHA

  60. jason49er says: Jan 23, 2013 8:31 PM

    Revis for Alex Smith, Mario Manningham, Parys Haralson, and a 5th round pick. Do the deal man.

  61. maritime85 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:31 PM

    Keep him away from nfc east unless they make a deal with big brother

  62. eatitfanboy says: Jan 23, 2013 8:33 PM

    Did everyone else know that Rex Ryan was in a car accident in Bethlehem PA last week except for me?

  63. glebbak says: Jan 23, 2013 8:33 PM

    What a god awful franchise..
    Hopeless.
    I am now going to call them the New Jersey Jets.

  64. dkrauss93 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:43 PM

    Why am I still a Jets fan?!!!!

  65. dynaco says: Jan 23, 2013 8:43 PM

    @braven4evr says:
    Jan 23, 2013 8:21 PM

    Now that’s funny!!!

  66. glastron1 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:44 PM

    Green Bay!!!

  67. ddaveyy says: Jan 23, 2013 8:55 PM

    Jerrah…do it!!!

    Dave

  68. patsfan3175 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:01 PM

    Revis straight up for Schaub. Tell me who says no.

  69. unorthodoxdoc says: Jan 23, 2013 9:11 PM

    Ummm, it’s going to cost quite a bit more than what 99% of you are suggesting. Revis is widely considered the best corner in the league, even with the tear. The injury was early enough in the year for him to have recovered by the time September comes rolling around, and the regular season begins. This isn’t going to be a fire sale, by any means. The market will determine his value, and he would easily be the #1 corner on all 32 teams. The shear number of teams that will be falling over themselves to get him will drive the bidding bounties higher and higher. You can forget your pipe-dreams of picking a young and talented shutdown corner for a handful of third-tier players and mid-round picks. He goes for at least this years #1, and prolly next years as well. The second one may be a conditional #2 that will upgrade to a #1, after he proves that he didn’t suddenly turn into Fred Thomas.

  70. ppc50 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:11 PM

    I wish Dave, he would be great in Dallas, but with Carr, Claiborne, and a salary cap – won’t happen. I think the Raiders may be in play. I can see them pursuing Revis, then picking Asomugha when he is dropped by the Eagles. In a division with Manning and Rivers, they need the help.

  71. fievel03 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:16 PM

    I don’t know what they’d have to offer, but the Lions are desperate at CB and have a lot of room cleared to make a long-term deal once all these free agents clear.

  72. smithopher says: Jan 23, 2013 9:34 PM

    Lol someone said trade him for Matt Flynn? Try Russell Wilson and a third rounder. This is one of the best players in all of the nfl. They won’t trade him unless theyre getting a sweet deal involving a GOOD qb. Makes no sense to. As a jets fan I wouldn’t be able to accept it if they just broke down and traded him for like 4 mediocre players or young prospects/draft picks. They need to get someone big, and throw Sanchez in the deal with him so we don’t have to deal with that cap hit on a backup qb. And patsy fans feasting their eyes on this, Rex will not allow him to go there.

  73. dannywerman says: Jan 23, 2013 9:37 PM

    some of u people r just plain stupid..even though Darelle is coming of surgery he is the best cb in the league by far..ive seen comments people wanting stupid trades for revis like mclain and/or jacoby ford from raiders. he is worth a couple of picks including a first rounder n a solid player..some of u people have no idea wat u r saying

  74. mrlynch33 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:40 PM

    Sounds smart to me. But unfortunately Woody no one wants a one year rental. You are stuck with him just like Sanchize. The one team though may be the Niners and Alex Smith they will owe him money they might be looking to unload so they prob wouldn’t mind a 6 mil 1 year rental if they unloaded Smith.

  75. green41563 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:45 PM

    Like a lot of Jets stories based on “unnamed sources,” this seems more like another media invention.

  76. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 23, 2013 9:58 PM

    hes overated, there is no such thing as a shutdown corner, every DB gets beat, no matter who, even prime time deion sanders got burnt, u paid a CD 20 mill a season and that gm will get fired!!!

  77. malvord13 says: Jan 23, 2013 11:04 PM

    Get as many draft picks as you can for the 2014 draft, not ’13. Or a too tier wr

  78. mrwright313 says: Jan 23, 2013 11:16 PM

    I really wish people would keep their idiotic trades to themselves. This is the NFL, not the NBA trades revolve around picks, not other players.
    Brandon Browner will get eaten alive as a slot only corner,
    You can’t get a sandwich bag for Rolando McClain right now

    Yes, Revis was widely considered the top corner in the league before ripping his knee up, but he’ll have absolutely no leverage to hold out this year. That being said no one will trade for him without a contract in line beforehand.

    Bad 1st and 2nd or good 1st and 3rd will probably be enough to get it done. No one will give up two 1′s for a corner coming off a severe knee injury

  79. ngbradley says: Jan 23, 2013 11:18 PM

    I’m a 49ers fan – I just want to go on record stating that I can see him in Denver.

  80. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 24, 2013 12:14 AM

    Sorry to inform all your wrongsters, but Revis would like nothing more than to play for his hometown Steelers.

  81. adiddie says: Jan 24, 2013 12:24 AM

    A real intriguing possibility…Harvin for revis, also a chance of mid round pick to boot

  82. idriveamoped says: Jan 24, 2013 5:30 AM

    Its times like this Im glad Im a Bengals fan. I don’t think M. Brown knows what a trade is. This trade is to high risk high reward for my liking.

    My opinion, Revis will be a Jet at the start of the season. Finish the season as a Jet and end up somewhere like Philly, Dallas, or Green Bay.

  83. 1uniquename says: Jan 24, 2013 7:06 AM

    I think the dolphins are a great fit, trade our first, #12 and a 3rd, or Matt Moore and a fifth. Dolphins can then look for WR, DE and o line help with the other four pics they have in the top 100, they can also afford to pay him, 40 mil in cap space.

  84. oldbyrd says: Jan 24, 2013 7:37 AM

    Fly Eagles Fly

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