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Darrelle Revis: Jets never approached me about staying

Darrelle Revis, Mark Dominik, Greg Schiano AP

On Sunday, Jets General Manager John Idzik said that part of the reason the Jets traded cornerback Darrelle Revis was because the two sides had a “substantial difference” of opinion when it came to what Revis was worth. 

Revis sang a different tune when he spoke to Bob Glauber of Newsday and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News on Monday. Revis said he felt he never got a truthful answer from the Jets about their desire to keep him, saying he knew it was a lie when Idzik told him last week that the Jets would keep him on the team.

What gave him that impression? Because the Jets kept saying that was a possibility without ever making an offer that might have kept Revis, who said he would have signed the same deal with the Jets that he wound up signing in Tampa, on the team. 

“The Jets never contacted my agents about a long-term deal. They never even approached us,” Revis said, via Glauber. 

The “He Said/She Said” of the Revis/Jets divorce is good fodder for interviews and we’ll likely hear a bit more of it in the coming days, but it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Jets never actually made an effort to lock Revis up for the long term. For all the leaks about the team’s thoughts regarding Revis, there was never one that did more than pay lip service to the notion of signing him to any deal. 

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69 Responses to “Darrelle Revis: Jets never approached me about staying”
  1. rodgersrodgersheisking says: Apr 22, 2013 2:13 PM

    and Revis keeps talking… I hope he fails so hard. Needs to just shut up now.

  2. thesteelers says: Apr 22, 2013 2:14 PM

    Why would they? You made sure your stay there was as difficult as possible. Any team, under the circumstances, would have be relieved to haul you off for quality picks.

  3. j0esixpack says: Apr 22, 2013 2:14 PM

    The “she” in “She said” in this case may be Rex Ryan

    His chances of having a winning season and retaining a job just took a major turn for the worse when the GM traded away his best player.

  4. hockeyflow33 says: Apr 22, 2013 2:16 PM

    The Jets continued to get worse the more Revis was paid.

  5. kbookert says: Apr 22, 2013 2:17 PM

    He probably just needs to shutup about the Jets and get on with bleeding the Bucs next year.

  6. robertocfg says: Apr 22, 2013 2:18 PM

    Rumor has it that Revis is already unhappy with his contract situation with the Bucs and will not confirm if he’ll attend training camp or hold out.

  7. kenstabler says: Apr 22, 2013 2:21 PM

    God, it’s over your a Buc. now. Please quit flapping your lips about the Jets and turn your attention towards your new team. I think the Jets wanted you gone because you never shut up.

    Can the draft and the season please start soon.

    Hasta la vista baby.

  8. jetstizzi85 says: Apr 22, 2013 2:21 PM

    Hense why they got rid of him….Woody Johnson said since LAST year that he was unwilling to pay Revis the 16M.year he wanted. Revis knew the Jets couldnt resign him and that they didnt intend to

  9. nyjsec314 says: Apr 22, 2013 2:21 PM

    All these parting shots from Revis to his former employer must make his new ones feel really good about their new star.

  10. grantgoodman93 says: Apr 22, 2013 2:22 PM

    Just be quiet. Do your talking on the field. Right now, with your current shape, you are the worst cornerback in the NFL.

  11. fissels says: Apr 22, 2013 2:22 PM

    Typical Mevis. It’s all about him all the time. The Jets are fortunate to be rid of him.

  12. realfootballfan says: Apr 22, 2013 2:29 PM

    But by all means, Jet fans, attack the best player you’ve had on your team in years instead of the incompetent management which has been a train wreck through several owners and front office compositions. Something tells me it might just be them, not the player.

  13. mancave001 says: Apr 22, 2013 2:30 PM

    I don’t like Revis or the Jets (also don’t hate them). But the way they are handling their business lately with Revis, Tebow et al) appears exceptionally incompetent. Their roster is a disaster. Sanchize sucks. Their defense isn’t good anymore. Are there any redeeming qualities here I’m missing, Jets fans?

  14. shaggyjeff says: Apr 22, 2013 2:33 PM

    Jets wasted all that money on Sanchez and Holmes ,thats why they couldn’t afford revis ….their lose is our gain…thanks very much !

  15. newlydead says: Apr 22, 2013 2:36 PM

    you guys are great! you comment like it’s Revis tracking someone down to make a statement about this. He is doing press conferences/interviews because of the deal and if you read the article here before posting you will see that the quotes came from questions posted by New York reporters. What do think reporters from New York are going to ask? Do you know when Revis will stop talking about New York, when New York gets over the fact that he left and stops asking him to comment on it.

  16. gallaghedj311 says: Apr 22, 2013 2:40 PM

    Revis being traded isn’t enough to get Rex fired. However, the fact the a CB is the player on his team very well may be the deciding factor is his inevitable termination….

  17. patriotinvasion says: Apr 22, 2013 2:47 PM

    Wasn’t it just yesterday we couldn’t stop hearing about “going to back-to-back AFC Championship Games” and Jets fans on here talking trash to Pats fans as if they’re relevant?

    Sorry Jets fans, you’re little run will only be remembered for broken promises by your blowhard coach and the bust that is Mark Sanchez. But look on the bright side, you’ll still have your Week 2 Super Bowl rings to polish for years to come! Laughing Out Loud.

  18. blizzard01 says: Apr 22, 2013 2:51 PM

    Jets were one of 31 teams not to call. Just saying.

  19. ill42 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:00 PM

    Side Note:

    Has there ever been a more lame duck head coach entering a season than Rex Ryan?? It’s not even the draft and everyone and thier mother knows he won’t make it past 2013. Just saying.

  20. steelerben says: Apr 22, 2013 3:01 PM

    No matter how rough this offseason has been for my Steelers, at least I’m not a Jets fan.

    This season the Raiders are going to have more talent on their roster than the Jets. Let that soak in for a second. Half of the roster gone this year, the other half next. Rex finishes his run with the team at the end of the season, and Idzik may or may not be able to survive the fire sale.

    When you are talking about ruining a team you’ve got to put Tennebaum right up there with Millen.

  21. theuglitruth says: Apr 22, 2013 3:08 PM

    Hmmm…the classic “he didn’t approach me about a contract so we traded him” excuse. Lol

  22. gotampabay52 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:09 PM

    Yo jet fans you are starting to sound like Pat fans here it a snickers better now just saying Pat fans arw the worst your getting there stay classy stay classy

  23. kingcasper says: Apr 22, 2013 3:18 PM

    Great deal for the Jets. A 28 year old cornerback coming off that injury, and the Jets get TWO picks….a first rounder this year and a conditional. Bucs got robbed….

  24. seabreezes51 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:19 PM

    I think the Jets did the smart thing here. They got six years it of him and turned him into another first round pick.
    He wasn’t happy and tended to suck a lot of attention up.
    Whoever they choose with the picks he brings in will be younger and cheaper and will more proportionally represent a better cap situation.
    Now.. If only they had a QB.

  25. geo1113 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:21 PM

    @newlydead,

    In general I agree with your sentiment that one can answer a question when asked. However in this situation, the best thing Revis can say is I am a Buc and that is in the past.

  26. sb139422 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:22 PM

    omg enough. its turning into a sobfest. daytime soaps are better than this crap. who freakin cares about this? WAAAAAA!!! THEY NEVEW CAWED ABOUT MEEEEEEEEEE. baby. take your 100 million and move on

  27. hater79 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:24 PM

    The Jets like the Colts did in 2011 appear to be tanking the season on purpose. Get rid of HC (Rex), their QB (Sanchez), and load up on draft picks heading into 2014.

  28. sb139422 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:24 PM

    “The “He Said/She Said” of the Revis/Jets divorce is good fodder for interviews”

    no its not. its good fodder for women playing bridge. or for the gossiper of the block. its something beyond stupid to talk about on a sports page. we dont care about the soap opera that is Darrelle Revis.

  29. usmutts says: Apr 22, 2013 3:26 PM

    Story after story after story, one after the other, about the Jets, their players, their coach, their GM, their trades, their drafts … and not a word, not a word, about the other team in NY. You know, the one with two recent Super Bowl trophies. Yeah, that one. And that’s exactly the way the Giants like it.

  30. hater79 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:29 PM

    Why does the GM of the Jets still have a job? No seriously, the guy shouldnt be able to get hired at Taco Bell.

  31. dvdman123 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:31 PM

    Revis was not going to help the Jets win a Super or make it to one…..no if ands or buts about it. Bucs are rolling the dice on him big time and it cost them a pretty penny. The sad thing is for the Bucs is the Jets were the ones in the bad spot and they came out looking like winners. Revis did too because nobody but the Bucs wanted him otherwise he’s probably on the bench in NY in 2013 or who knows what.

  32. hater79 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:32 PM

    The quickest way to ruin an NFL franchise. Hire any of the following people:

    John Idzik

    Vinny Cerato

    Matt Millen

    Reggie McKenzie

  33. ebr362 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    I bet Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace high fived each when the trade was finalized…….Oh its going to be fun as a finfan in NJ to listen to all the blowhard Jet fans cry as the season goes on.

  34. lrjets says: Apr 22, 2013 3:40 PM

    patriotinvasion says:Apr 22, 2013 2:47 PM

    Sorry Jets fans, you’re little run will only be remembered for broken promises by your blowhard coach and the bust that is Mark Sanchez. But look on the bright side, you’ll still have your Week 2 Super Bowl rings to polish for years to come! Laughing Out Loud.

    At least it’s not tarnished with an asterisk!!!

  35. toybkshr says: Apr 22, 2013 3:40 PM

    Can we have a few days moratorium on Revis articles?

  36. lrjets says: Apr 22, 2013 3:42 PM

    ebr362 says:Apr 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    I bet Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace high fived each when the trade was finalized…….Oh its going to be fun as a finfan in NJ to listen to all the blowhard Jet fans cry as the season goes on.

    Mike Wallace is still in a high because he got $30 MM guaranteed when Jennings got $18MM and is better!

    Oops…forgot. Miami is winning the SB this season. Ask any Dolphin fan.
    (You won’t find them at home games, do a phone survey)

  37. eaglesw00t says: Apr 22, 2013 3:44 PM

    Seriously? You held out every single offseason. You made no qualms that you wanted to be the highest paid non-QB in the NFL.

    Why would they want to approach you when they dont want to pay you that much?

  38. idiosyncronaut says: Apr 22, 2013 3:51 PM

    Why would a failing team that is going to need to blow up it’s roster because of salary cap concerns continue to commit ~10-12% of it’s entire roster to a single player? If that player was a franchise-altering QB? Perhaps. But Revis is not going to drag this team to the SuperBowl, sorry to say.

    The Jets were smart to get value for Revis on a sinking ship. Now, they just need to cut Mark Sanchez and let the rebuilding begin. It’s worth 8 million in dead cap space to officially turn the page and begin anew. It’s hard to take this team seriously when they continue to trot out failed Quarterbacks.

  39. ebr362 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:58 PM

    lrjets says:
    Apr 22, 2013 3:42 PM
    ebr362 says:Apr 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    I bet Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace high fived each when the trade was finalized…….Oh its going to be fun as a finfan in NJ to listen to all the blowhard Jet fans cry as the season goes on.
    ———————————————–
    lrjets says:
    Mike Wallace is still in a high because he got $30 MM guaranteed when Jennings got $18MM and is better!

    Oops…forgot. Miami is winning the SB this season. Ask any Dolphin fan.
    (You won’t find them at home games, do a phone survey)
    ———————————————

    Yea ok lrjets, we all know Sanchez is worth all that guarenteed extension money and Revis wasn’t worth resigning, right? Whos this years Gholston pick your going to get with that pick? lmao

  40. granadafan says: Apr 22, 2013 3:59 PM

    Duh-relle Mevis will soon realize that teams will stop calling really quick as soon as he loses a step and he’s out of a job. Players who are considered cancers or throw management under the bus ala TO, Tiki, Ocho, etc soon find their phones eerily silent. Karma can come back to bite you, Duhrelle.

  41. notoriousbri says: Apr 22, 2013 4:03 PM

    is it just me or is that the Biggest Revis Jersey EVER? Looks like it would fit Warren Sapp.

    Revis nightshirts.. get em while they are hot.

  42. raiderman81 says: Apr 22, 2013 4:10 PM

    OK it was OK the first 9 parting shots you took at the jets.. but can you please go away now? Sounds like a bitter ex fresh out of a breakup. ..

  43. tpa43 says: Apr 22, 2013 4:11 PM

    “All these parting shots from Revis to his former employer must make his new ones feel really good about their new star.”

    He ain’t seen nothing yet. Signed the Glazers.

  44. lrjets says: Apr 22, 2013 4:15 PM

    @ebr362

    Yea ok lrjets, we all know Sanchez is worth all that guarenteed extension money and Revis wasn’t worth resigning, right? Whos this years Gholston pick your going to get with that pick? lmao

    I didn’t extend Sanchez, and no, Revis was too much of a gamble for their highest paid player to be a cornerback.
    But I defer to you and your team’s successes in the last 4 decades too.
    Hope the Dolphin home games are on radio for your sake.

  45. lrjets says: Apr 22, 2013 4:22 PM

    hater79 says:Apr 22, 2013 3:29 PM

    Why does the GM of the Jets still have a job? No seriously, the guy shouldnt be able to get hired at Taco Bell.

    If you knew a tiny drop about football, cap space, fiscal situations……….nevermind!

  46. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 22, 2013 4:22 PM

    96 million dollar, 16 mill a year CB, thats insane, the bucs shedding out some serious cash this offseason, they better hope Freeman doesnt have a monster year, cause they will have to shell out some cash to re-sign him next year, but if revis is back to normal, their secondary does improve vastly!!!

  47. packmangamble says: Apr 22, 2013 4:25 PM

    The trade has been made, get over yourself and the Jets!

  48. crush22 says: Apr 22, 2013 4:28 PM

    The two following names (or a combination of both), can go away now…..

    #1 – Darrelle
    #2 – Revis

    That is all.

  49. IBleedBlueBitchez says: Apr 22, 2013 4:31 PM

    How do you spell bitter? J -E -T -S Jets, Jets jets LMAO!!!! What a soap opera your organization is.

  50. liquidmuse says: Apr 22, 2013 4:38 PM

    “rodgers” is a reason why the internet sucks. Every single sports media outlet has asked Revis to be on today, & he answers questions…yet you want him to fail. Class, sir. In fact, I noticed he was diplomatic, & *didn’t* answer baiting questions from journalists when it came to the Jets…

  51. glazerh8er says: Apr 22, 2013 4:56 PM

    It is just amazing to me how many Jets fans are acting like they are huge winners for getting a 1st round draft pick in a weak draft for Darrell Revis. The fact is, if the Bucs would have waited, someone would have given him huge guaranteed money if he made it through this year. The Bucs took the gamble on the health and gave up zero guarantees. Our cap space will be just fine even if Freeman is owed big. We are still in better shape than half the league, and we get him for a run this year. Our team is closer than people think. Signing Golston moves ronde back to nickel, we have a top 10 o-line, top 5 receiving corp, top 5 running back, the question mark is our defense and we still have all our picks after round one including two 3’s, two 4’s, two 6’s, and Blount as trade bait. I expect at least one contributor/starter from this years draft. If there is any team that could come out of nowhere, it is ours.

  52. ebr362 says: Apr 22, 2013 4:58 PM

    lrjets says:
    Apr 22, 2013 4:15 PM
    @ebr362

    Yea ok lrjets, we all know Sanchez is worth all that guarenteed extension money and Revis wasn’t worth resigning, right? Whos this years Gholston pick your going to get with that pick? lmao
    —————————————-
    I didn’t extend Sanchez, and no, Revis was too much of a gamble for their highest paid player to be a cornerback.
    But I defer to you and your team’s successes in the last 4 decades too.
    Hope the Dolphin home games are on radio for your sake.
    ——————————————-

    Seriously lrjets, your trash talking the dolphins success in the last 4 decades?
    Lets compare:

    Jets Dolphins
    Playoffs 13x 22x
    AFC Champ game 5 7
    AFC Champ 1 5
    SB’s 1 5
    SB wins 1 2

    Now get on your bus and go home school is over…

  53. mackcarrington says: Apr 22, 2013 4:59 PM

    I guess since the Bucs gave up their first round pick for this clown, they let him put his name on jersey #1. He is so self centered, he probably wants to wear it on the field, but he cant.

  54. payton2kemp says: Apr 22, 2013 5:05 PM

    I guess they just figured they would start looking for the next Richard Sherman. Can’t say I blame them!

  55. jccarrollccrider says: Apr 22, 2013 5:17 PM

    Surely you have at least one more “Revis” story in you for today… come on man, just one more!!

  56. ampats says: Apr 22, 2013 5:26 PM

    Always love the asterick comments about a rule that was created in 2006 by Goodell as to where it was legal to videotape on the field. Especially from a fan of a team doing the exact same thing while playing the Patriots in 2006. Except the Patriots did not go whining to the NFL unlike his team that has won the AFCE only four times in the history of this team which just lost the best CB in the NFL.

    Guess if you can’t beat them then be a snitch.

  57. weepingjebus says: Apr 22, 2013 5:27 PM

    He looks a little pudgy. That doesn’t matter for CBs though, right?

  58. bengalskuta82 says: Apr 22, 2013 5:37 PM

    “The Jets never contacted my agents about a long-term deal. They never even approached us,”

    Thats right because they realize that you dont need a star corner to win a Championship. Why the heck would the Jets waste so much on just one player. If you were a QB, that would be a different situation.
    Shut up and enjoy your new team

  59. zpfeifer7mn says: Apr 22, 2013 5:46 PM

    Say what you want about Revis but the contract he signed with no guaranteed money proves he’s willing to put in the work for the long haul.

  60. seadan1973 says: Apr 22, 2013 6:09 PM

    Revis did make millions in NY, he had teammates and fans that loved seeing him play. You’d think he’d have a bit more class in leaving.. Reading all of this.. Seeing the Instagram of him heading to tampa.. All of that tells me the Jets traded the right guy. I noticed for as open and critical Mevis is about the Jets, he simply refuses to answer questions about his injury. Hey Mevis way to show your true colors..!

  61. seadan1973 says: Apr 22, 2013 6:15 PM

    The contract is perfect for Mevis.. The money isn’t guaranteed, so worst case scenario the Bucs cut him, he’s a FA.. Then more money for Mevis.. Until he’s cut he’ll just keep pulling down 16mil a year.. They could cut him next year, he won’t care.. He also knows no team will pay that salary for that many years.. So FA is just around the corner!

  62. seadan1973 says: Apr 22, 2013 6:17 PM

    Was there a star corner in the Super Bowl this year? On either team..?

  63. azarkhan says: Apr 22, 2013 6:51 PM

    “The Jets never contacted my agents about a long-term deal. They never even approached us,”

    Maybe they got tired of your demands for a new contract…after signing a new contract.

  64. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Apr 22, 2013 6:58 PM

    All the chatter here is preliminary & speculative one way or another until Mevis shows he has returned to form from his injury OR not. Only then will the verdict be in about how to rate this deal and who got the better end of it.

    Either Idzik or Dominik will look like the genius! Until then give it a rest.

  65. newjerseygiants says: Apr 22, 2013 7:23 PM

    Enough Revis already. Lets talk about Tebow.

  66. norvturnersneck says: Apr 22, 2013 8:41 PM

    Why did they need to talk long term deal? He was signed through the season. Diva!

  67. exibitsman says: Apr 22, 2013 9:54 PM

    now all new GM idziks has due dump ryans , Sanchez, and Holmes .

  68. dan39564 says: Apr 22, 2013 10:10 PM

    Not being a Jets Fan, or a Revis Fan, all I can say is good bye and good luck, and shut the F up!

  69. mcsuave says: Apr 23, 2013 11:52 AM

    Jets traded him at the right time. He has been injured 2 of the last 3 years. Jets parlayed it into a 1st, gained cap space and draft picks and now have room to grow. Revis would not have accepted a non guaranteed contract from Jets which means they would have a large amount of his contract guaranteed. I’m A Jet fan but glad they moved on.

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