The full interview with Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has aired on NFL Network. And in lieu of actually remembering to, you know, turn on NFL Network, I need only to scan the Twitter accounts of the various media members who did.
Revis said that, as we reported from the get-go, coach Rex Ryan has no desire to trade the 2007 first-round pick. Specifically, Revis said Ryan called and indicated his desire to keep Revis with the team.
Revis also senses that the interest in trading him comes from owner Woody Johnson. And Revis believes that it’s possible Johnson simply doesn’t want to pay Revis.
“That might be a situation,” Revis said. “That might be something.”
Privately, Revis has gone farther than “might.” As previously reported, Revis realizes that Johnson simply doesn’t want to give Revis market value, which based on his 2010 contract extension the Jets will have to do in 2013, since they can’t use the franchise tag.
It will be difficult for the Jets to trade Revis until other teams know Revis can run and cut and do all the things a cornerback must do. If a trade is going to happen, that needs to occur before the draft.
And if a trade goes down, that means Revis will get paid, by someone.