The Buccaneers have become major players in the sweepstakes for the Jets’ star, according to multiple reports. Tampa Bay has more than $30 million in cap room and could use a significant boost in its secondary.
The Revis watch is officially on. General manager John Idzik and the Jets are “poised” to trade the NFL’s top cornerback “in the coming days at the right price,” according to the Daily News.
According to a report, Revis wants to stay in East Rutherford because he loves playing for Rex Ryan, adores the New York/New Jersey area and is incredibly fond of Gang Green’s fan base.
It sounds like Darrelle Revis is as good as gone. The Jets have two or three teams “prepared to make a trade” for the All-Pro cornerback, according to the Daily News.
The 49ers are one of “a handful of teams” that have talked about making a push for Darrelle Revis, even if he’s just a one-season rental, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Is it a coincidence that Robert Kraft has crafted an empire while Woody “I can’t get enough Tim Tebow” Johnson’s franchise has floundered for decades?
John Idzik was thought to be acting at the behest of owner Woody Johnson, with coach Rex Ryan and basically everyone else “out of the loop,” the Daily News reported.
The Jets praised cornerback Darrelle Revis from the scouting combine late last week. But team brass never met with the irked All-Pro’s representatives in Indy, according to the Daily News.
It boils down to this: this is none of Revis’ concern. Rehab, get ready to play. That’s his job. The contract? That’s his agent’s job. Trades? That’s up to the GM.
Darrelle Revis is a very special talent. No one will ever dispute that. But this idea that he deserves special treatment during a time of organizational chaos shows he’s not quite the team guy he wants you to believe he is.
Darrelle Revis says he’s told the Jets “numerous times” that he wants to stay in New York. But there’s persistent speculation the team will attempt to trade the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback this offseason.
“This is a guy who was successful in high school, won championships in college, and he’s the type of person who’s either going to be successful as a pro quarterback or die trying,” Tannenbaum said.
“The league is considering various options that include the possibility of delaying the contest several days in the event of a weather emergency on game day,” the report said. “The league even could decide to play the game on Saturday…”
General manager John Idzik won’t release Tim Tebow before March, according to a report, and will instead attempt to trade him.
“I think the brand is promoted by winning,” Tannenbaum said. “…All (Johnson) cared about was winning. You guys have been to our facility, (and) it’s the best facility of any team in any sport in the country. And that’s really what he cares about.”