Jets coach Rex Ryan has been sticking to his story about a potential Darrelle Revis trade, but it’s a story not everyone buys.
“I haven’t had one conversation with anybody about trading Darrelle,” Ryan said on ESPN Radio in New York on Friday.
The New York Daily News led its story about Ryan’s comments like this: “Either Rex Ryan is lying, or he really hasn’t been involved in the Jets discussions about trading Darrelle Revis. Neither option is good for him.”
In other words, the only way Ryan hasn’t had one conversation with anybody about trading Revis is if owner Woody Johnson and General Manager John Idzik are keeping Ryan out of the loop about the future of the player whom Ryan has described as the best defensive player in the league. It’s also hard to see how Ryan can “know for a fact,” as he claims, that the Jets aren’t actively trying to trade Revis if he hasn’t had any conversations with Johnson or Idzik about whether or not they’re trying to trade Revis.
What we can say for sure is that Ryan wants Revis on his team. If the Jets send Revis packing, that will say a lot about how much say Ryan has about the future of the franchise.