Report: Woody Johnson wants to explore a Darrelle Revis trade


Jets owner Woody Johnson is reportedly interested in trading the team’s most valuable asset, cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Johnson has expressed a desire to trade Revis, Jason La Canfora of CBS reports. La Canfora attributes the report to unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation. It’s possible that Johnson floated the idea in conversations with prospective general managers during the search that ultimately led to the Jets hiring John Idzik.

Revis is owed $6 million this year, which is a good deal if Revis is healthy and back to being the NFL’s best cornerback. But it’s Johnson could be worried that Revis will struggle to regain his old form in his recovery from a torn ACL. And La Canfora also reports that Johnson thinks Revis is going to want a lot more money after the 2013 season, when he can become an unrestricted free agent, and that the Jets might be better off getting something for him now than getting nothing for him a year from now.

If the Jets are resigning themselves to the idea that it will take a full year to fix the mess that was the 2012 season, then trading Revis could be the way to begin the rebuilding.

84 responses to “Report: Woody Johnson wants to explore a Darrelle Revis trade

  1. Might have nothing to do with Woody’s assessment of Revis, but rather his assessment of the Jets.

    He’s trying to figure out how to make a ‘Herschel Walker trade’ to right this moribund franchise. Good luck with that.

  2. I don’t blame him. Revis is an amazing talent but before his injury he was on his way to commanding $20m/yr. That’s too much to pay an elite QB IMO, let alone an elite cornerback.

  3. We might as well trade him, we were the number 2 pass defense without him, its impossible to build a respectable team with over 100 mil invested in 2 corners

  4. Yeah, let’s not keep the best player this team has had in the last decade. Wouldn’t be the Jets without letting him go to another team where he will continue a Hall of Fame career and win a Super Bowl. Really looking forward to that, Woody.

  5. Woody come on lets be real NO yea you might get a first round pick but come on resign the best player on the team let alone the best corner in the NFL and if you trade him he’ll be a pain in your ass on the field. Also get a real qb and keep REVIS#24

    Jet fan for life

  6. OK, Trade Revis to the Seahawks in exchange for Matt Flynn. Flynn’s salary will be about the same. Seattle would have Richard Sherman and Revis at the corners and could move Brandon Browner into the role of covering the slot WR. Now that would be fun.

  7. Is it me or is Woody Johnson starting to morph in to a less effective, less credible version of Jerry Jones?

  8. Reese jump on that u brought tt back after 2 ACL tears give jets this years 2nd and next years third plus perry fewell prince and a fully healthy revis cweb as number 3 get it dun jr

  9. I doubt the jets would be dumb enough to trade him in division but Miami badly needs a cb, more than one actually. Miami also has a bunch of draft picks and could plan to pay him the big contract he will want if he performs well next year. Could be a good fit and if they also resign Smith with those young stud safeties then Miami will have a dominate defense with an up and coming offense ala Seattle and SF and could become contenders as early as next year with a little luck.

  10. Good grief, I’d love him in SF. Even though, they have a couple of players to sign, they have a bunch of picks next season and a big savings from unloading Alex Smith.

  11. Would this be the same Jason La Canfora that passed along the report of coaches like Chip Kelly passing on the Eagles job because of Howie Roseman?

  12. Reese jump on that u brought tt back after 2 ACL tears give jets this years 2nd and next years third plus perry fewell !!!prince and a fully healthy revis cweb as number 3 get it dun jr

  13. if the jets trade revis i will no longer be a jet fan how are you going to trade our best player and hes only getting paid 6 mill this year you have to take the chance and keep him unless of course we trade him for rg3

  14. Bucs please? trade a first for him if he passes physical. would be the start to a defense that is going to come back around with even an average secondary

  15. Actually that may not be a bad idea…their defense is fine without him, and me may just fetch a jay cutler type QB in return…

    Not that i would want a jay cutler, but its much better than sanchez.

  16. Trade him to seattle for brandon browner and matt flynn. Add in some draft picks on both sides obviously. Brandon browner is 28 about to be 29 and the jets need a qb matt flynn is 10x better than mark sanchez and of course seattle would have the 2 best corners in league.

  17. It makes sense to trade him. Selfish attitude, will want more money and would likely hold out again, injury issue could harm his ability and he is already paid too much for what he does. Good player and I’m sure somebody will trade for him. I just hope it is not the Dolphins.

  18. As a pats fan , hope this doesnt happen because its the most logical thing to do and will get them cap space and at least a 1st rounder or more from someone. hope they keep him and take a hit on the cap.

  19. A near-contender could really use a player like Revis- he helps defenses out a lot! And the Jets do need to go into at least a year of rebuilding so it makes sense to trade him.

  20. Why trade for Darrelle Revis when he will be a free agent after the season?
    Plus, it is normally year 2 after the ACL tear when the athlete normally returns to form, atleast on average except Adrian Peterson.
    Revis will be better in 2014 than 2013 so the smart thing to do is wait.
    The Jets do not want to lose him for nothing but I doubt there are any buyers this offseason.

  21. No way the Patriots pay his salary long term and they are not giving up what it would take to get him and then have it be a 1 year rental.

    The Jets want to trade him because he has a major injury on his record and he wants 16 million a year. This is the last year on his contract, so they are looking to move him so they can get something back before he becomes a FA.

  22. Makes sense. Why have one good player on a totally hopeless team? Unfortunately, Woody isn’t likely to pull off a game changer like the Hershel Walker trade. He’ll probably just come back from town with a bag of magic beans.

  23. Revis is going to want mo money this year from what ever team trades for him. He ain’t playing for 6 mil in 2013. Look for him to stay out of camp until he gets paid.

  24. As a Jets fan, I’m not opposed to this. I actually thought about this before the season ended.
    Whether Rex wants to admit or not, 2013 begins as a rebuilding year of sorts. We may be stuck with Sanchez for another year, but I’mpretty sure everyone in that front office realizes we don’t have the talent right now to go to the next level.
    While I hate giving up Revis, I also know we could probably score a draft pick or two from him, which are needed.

  25. Finally a way for the rest of the world to get sympathy for the Jets fans.

    How can you win when you owner is an idiot like this? First Tebow and now Revis? HAHA

  26. Ummm, it’s going to cost quite a bit more than what 99% of you are suggesting. Revis is widely considered the best corner in the league, even with the tear. The injury was early enough in the year for him to have recovered by the time September comes rolling around, and the regular season begins. This isn’t going to be a fire sale, by any means. The market will determine his value, and he would easily be the #1 corner on all 32 teams. The shear number of teams that will be falling over themselves to get him will drive the bidding bounties higher and higher. You can forget your pipe-dreams of picking a young and talented shutdown corner for a handful of third-tier players and mid-round picks. He goes for at least this years #1, and prolly next years as well. The second one may be a conditional #2 that will upgrade to a #1, after he proves that he didn’t suddenly turn into Fred Thomas.

  27. I wish Dave, he would be great in Dallas, but with Carr, Claiborne, and a salary cap – won’t happen. I think the Raiders may be in play. I can see them pursuing Revis, then picking Asomugha when he is dropped by the Eagles. In a division with Manning and Rivers, they need the help.

  28. I don’t know what they’d have to offer, but the Lions are desperate at CB and have a lot of room cleared to make a long-term deal once all these free agents clear.

  29. Lol someone said trade him for Matt Flynn? Try Russell Wilson and a third rounder. This is one of the best players in all of the nfl. They won’t trade him unless theyre getting a sweet deal involving a GOOD qb. Makes no sense to. As a jets fan I wouldn’t be able to accept it if they just broke down and traded him for like 4 mediocre players or young prospects/draft picks. They need to get someone big, and throw Sanchez in the deal with him so we don’t have to deal with that cap hit on a backup qb. And patsy fans feasting their eyes on this, Rex will not allow him to go there.

  30. some of u people r just plain stupid..even though Darelle is coming of surgery he is the best cb in the league by far..ive seen comments people wanting stupid trades for revis like mclain and/or jacoby ford from raiders. he is worth a couple of picks including a first rounder n a solid player..some of u people have no idea wat u r saying

  31. Sounds smart to me. But unfortunately Woody no one wants a one year rental. You are stuck with him just like Sanchize. The one team though may be the Niners and Alex Smith they will owe him money they might be looking to unload so they prob wouldn’t mind a 6 mil 1 year rental if they unloaded Smith.

  32. hes overated, there is no such thing as a shutdown corner, every DB gets beat, no matter who, even prime time deion sanders got burnt, u paid a CD 20 mill a season and that gm will get fired!!!

  33. I really wish people would keep their idiotic trades to themselves. This is the NFL, not the NBA trades revolve around picks, not other players.
    Brandon Browner will get eaten alive as a slot only corner,
    You can’t get a sandwich bag for Rolando McClain right now

    Yes, Revis was widely considered the top corner in the league before ripping his knee up, but he’ll have absolutely no leverage to hold out this year. That being said no one will trade for him without a contract in line beforehand.

    Bad 1st and 2nd or good 1st and 3rd will probably be enough to get it done. No one will give up two 1’s for a corner coming off a severe knee injury

  34. Its times like this Im glad Im a Bengals fan. I don’t think M. Brown knows what a trade is. This trade is to high risk high reward for my liking.

    My opinion, Revis will be a Jet at the start of the season. Finish the season as a Jet and end up somewhere like Philly, Dallas, or Green Bay.

  35. I think the dolphins are a great fit, trade our first, #12 and a 3rd, or Matt Moore and a fifth. Dolphins can then look for WR, DE and o line help with the other four pics they have in the top 100, they can also afford to pay him, 40 mil in cap space.

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