NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Darrelle Revis is reportedly “not happy” about needing to participate in Gang Green’s voluntary workouts beginning next week, according to the New York Post.
But because the star cornerback is in line to collect $3 million just for being there, he’s expected to be in attendance.
“He planned on returning to New Jersey on April 15 to meet with Jets doctors and then return to Arizona to avoid being a distraction as trade talks swirl,” the Post reported.
Revis has been at the forefront of trade rumors this offseason, although no move appears to be imminent. The Jets were reportedly working on a deal to ship the four-time Pro Bowler to the Buccaneers, but those talks seem to have hit a wall.
We don’t know if Revis will be on the Jets’ roster in 2013, and we also don’t know if backup quarterback Tim Tebow will be on the roster next year.
But unlike Revis, Tebow is planning to “voluntarily” — in the true sense of the word — attend the workouts in Florham Park, N.J., beginning on April 15, according to multiple reports.
That is, if he’s not traded or cut before then. Tebow’s future is anybody’s guess at this point.
After the season it was widely believed that the former Heisman Trophy winner would be let go by the Jets’ brass in the offseason, but coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik have hinted that they might just keep him around for the upcoming season.
“He’s on the roster, and he’ll get a chance to compete,” Ryan said last month. “We’ll see how the offseason plays out, but right now Tim is on our roster … There are a lot of things that could happen, but currently Tim and a whole bunch of other guys are on the roster. Whoever gets there to that day (at the start of training camp), will have an opportunity to compete.”
New York currently has five quarterbacks on its roster: Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, Tebow, David Garrard and Matt Simms.
Sanchez is expected to remain the starter, although Garrard will be given an opportunity to take his job.
Used primarily as a personal punt protector on special teams in 2012, Tebow threw just eight passes on the season, completing six of them for 39 yards. He also rushed the ball 32 times for 102 yards. The 25-year-old didn’t score any touchdowns.
OK, Jets fans. The season has been over for some time now. You’ve had a chance to regroup and take a step back. The question remains: Do you want Tebow back on the Jets next season? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section below…