The New York Jets organization has been busy this offseason. It seems like Jets owner Woody Johnson is tired of just making the back pages, and actually wants to start winning again.
But is the latest report a smart move?
CBS’ Jason La Canfora reports that Woody Johnson wants to explore a trade for their superstar, Pro Bowl, shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Wait, what? Their most valuable asset?
Darrelle Revis is set to make $6 million in 2013. Revis’ contract is up in 2014, and with the Jets’ cap issues, Woody doubts the Jets are capable of extending Revis’ contract; re-signing Revis would be financially restrictive, and the Jets are looking to rebuild. So there’s the problem: The cornerback is not shy about holding out, and will do so if he is not satisfied with what he’s offered. Woody might as well explore options and try to get the most of the situation by trading Revis, rather than risk losing him in 2014 to free agency and getting nothing.
Revis, considered the best defensive player in the NFL, missed most of last season after suffering a torn ACL. Can he return in 2013 completely healthy? If so, can he regain his old form?
Everyone knows that the cornerback is the Jets’ most valuable asset, and in a passing league, a lot of teams will be salivating for Revis’ services.
After a disastrous 2012 season for the Jets, maybe trading Revis is a step in the right direction in rebuilding for the future.