Jets General Manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan held a conference call with season ticket holders on Monday and, as you’d likely imagine, there were quite a few questions about cornerback Darrelle Revis.
And, as you’d also probably imagine, there wasn’t much in the way of substantive answers. Ryan stuck to his denial that the team was interested in trading away the cornerback while Idzik pretty much ignored the trade chatter while playing up the team’s desire to get Revis healthy as soon as possible.
“By all accounts, by his doctor’s accounts — he’s doing very well. By their estimation he’s ahead of schedule,” Idzik said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “Darrelle is a very valued player on our team. Our focus is squarely on getting him healthy, getting him back to his level of play.”
That could be spun as a way to help the Jets defense, but getting him back to his level of play would also be an awfully good way to entice another team into paying a high ransom to secure Revis for their own team. There’s not much there different from what Idzik said at his introductory presser when it came to Revis’ status, which suggests we’re not going to get any bombshells from the G.M. in future public comments.
Idzik also fielded a question about Tim Tebow, in which he said the team was trying to increase competition at quarterback and that he anticipated the competition playing out into training camp with “who we’re able to bring on board.” Idzik stopped short of saying that Tebow would be gone by the time the competition got underway, but it is hard to read his comment that they’d do what’s “healthy for all concerned” in a way that includes a second season with the Jets for Tebow.