ProFootballTalk is reporting that, although there haven’t been any solid negotiations, Darrelle Revis does not wish to be traded by the New York Jets.
The source insists Revis doesn’t wanted to be traded, hasn’t asked to be traded, and has never at any time during his career in New York intimated directly or indirectly a desire to be sent to a new team.
Multiple schools of thought currently are making their way through the NFL grapevine on this point. First, the Jets have grown tired of the Revis routine, and they have chosen to not even try to negotiate a new deal with him. Second, they prefer trading him to seeing him sign in 2014 with the Patriots, Giants, Dolphins, or Bills. Third, they don’t want to pay him quarterback money. Fourth, owner Woody Johnson doesn’t want to pay Revis or anyone significant money, quarterback or otherwise.
When it’s all said and done, Revis looks to be heading somewhere else, whether he wants to or not. If the Jets were really interested in keeping his services, they would have tried negotiating with him, or at least tested the waters to see how much it would cost to keep him in the green and white.
Revis, who missed most of the 2012 season with a torn ACL, had 11 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and one interception in 2 games.