From all accounts, the Jets want to give the impression they can go a variety of ways as they decide how to proceed with cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Speaking to media at the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix, Jets general manager John Idzik indicated the status quo is an option with their star corner.
“I expect Darrelle Revis to be a New York Jet,” Idzik said, according to USA Today‘s Jim Corbett. “We as the Jets operate under that assumption.”
Owner Woody Johnson offered a similar sentiment, even suggesting an extension for Revis — who’s in the final year of his deal — wasn’t impossible, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
However, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Idzik wouldn’t rule out that Revis could be playing elsewhere next year, and Woody Johnson also noted that the club would “listen” on a trade call on Revis just like any other player, per Rapoport.
Overall, Johnson, per multiple media accounts of his remarks, didn’t come close to shutting the door on a Revis trade. One example: Johnson, per Corbett, said that if the Jets believed a trade “can make our team better, we would be open to a conversation[.]”
In short, the speculation about Revis’ future with the Jets is far from over.