The speculation about the future of Darrelle Revis continues.
In a story published Saturday, longtime NFL writer Gary Myers of the New York Daily News quoted a league source who predicted relations between Revis and the Jets will continue to sour.
“I think it’s going to get ugly, very ugly. You can’t trade your best player,” the NFL source told Myers. “You do everything to keep him. It’s going to get ugly with the player and the agent. I don’t know how you get around it. It’s very difficult.”
By now, we all have a pretty good sense of the factors that could lead to Revis being traded. He is in the final year of his contract. If he checks out medically, the Jets — who need to bolster their roster — could spin him off for strong draft-pick compensation. The 49ers, who will have plenty of selections, have been speculated as a potential suitor for Revis.
Of course, at his best, Revis is one of the game’s top defensive players, and he will be just 28 in July. Should he make a quick recovery from an ACL tear that ended his 2012 season, he would give the Jets’ defense a nice boost, to say the least.
The circumstances here haven’t changed. The Jets have a blue-chip player coming off a knee injury, and he is slated to be a free agent in 2014. Until the puzzle pieces come together, we are left to ponder the various possibilities, including the chance that there may be more drama between the Jets and Revis.