The New York Daily News reports that Jets General Manager John Idzik talked about a Revis trade with multiple teams in Indianapolis. A source told the Daily News Idzik was “actively” shopping Revis, and teams that have interest in acquiring him are exploring both what they’d need to give the Jets to get him, and what they’d need to give Revis to sign him to a new contract.
According to the report, Jets coach Rex Ryan is out of the loop on trade talks. Ryan, who has frequently talked up Revis as one of the NFL’s truly elite players, would presumably not be happy if Revis were sent packing. But the idea to trade Revis apparently stems from owner Woody Johnson, and Idzik is working to satisfy the boss, regardless of what Ryan thinks.
Revis is coming off a season that was lost to a torn ACL, and he’s entering the final year of the four-year contract he signed after a lengthy holdout in 2010. The Jets seem to think they’re going to lose him in free agency a year from now anyway, and that they might as well get something for him now.