September 23rd, 2012. It was the New York Jets vs. the Miami Dolphins. That’s the last game cornerback Darrelle Revis was in Jets uniform. Revis tore his ACL in that game, ending his season early. And, from the looks of it, ending his career as a New York Jet.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the New York Jets brass, including owner Woody Johnson, avoided Darrelle Revis’ reps during the NFL Scouting Combine.
In Indianapolis, where the combine is held, almost every hotel, every restaurant, every place surrounding the area is being used for networking; team execs meeting with agents, with players, etc. So it’s impressive that Jets brass failed to bump into Revis’ camp. They were able to meet with other camps, though. They met with Dustin Keller reps, Santonio Holmes’, LaRon Landry and Shonn Greene’s reps.
New Jets GM John Idzik, Rex Ryan, and Woody Johnson must have tried really hard to avoid the All-Pro’s agents for a week.
All this a month after it was reported that Johnson and the Jets are exploring their options for a Revis trade. Things have changed, Revis once being a “Jet for life,” seems to be headed out the door. But the way the Jets have been handling the situation has been terrible. First, they deny the trade rumors, then this happens.
Revis is looking to be the highest paid defensive player in the league, but his season-ending knee injury complicates things. No one will know how he’ll recover and if he’ll be the same. It also doesn’t help that the Jets are strapped for cash. They are in no position to offer a lucrative deal, and they are looking to rebuild with younger and cheaper players.
It was nice knowing you, Revis.