Jets Reportedly Determined to Trade Darrelle Revis

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IMarch 7, 2013

The New York Jets are reportedly going to stop at nothing to trade star cornerback Darrelle Revis.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter, via

The one thing that does seem very apparent: The Jets are determined to make a deal for Darrelle Revis. They'd like to make it at any point before the draft, so that there would be picks involved in this trade that they could use to help rebuild and replenish this roster.

This comes just one day after the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers both shot down rumors about being teams interested in trading for Revis (h/t D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Chris Mortensen of ESPN).

It's understandable that the Jets want to move Revis despite his immense talent.

New general manager John Idzik sees a massive rebuilding process ahead of him, and the team's cap situation is less than ideal, even after players like Calvin Pace and Bart Scott were let go.  

Nevertheless, it's going to be difficult for the Jets to find a trade partner that's willing to give up valuable draft picks for a player recovering from an ACL injury and who will certainly be demanding a massive extension to his current deal.

Revis is scheduled to count as $9 million against the cap this year. His contract is voidable after the season, and any team that trades for him will be stuck with the tall task of either extending him during the 2013 season or re-signing him after the season is over. 

It would be much easier to stomach for teams to wait for Revis to become a free agent after this season and try to land him in 2014, rather than give up draft picks and still have to pay him the monster salary he'll demand. 

The Jets are going to have to bend over backwards to make this trade work, but it seems as if the team's end goal is to get rid of the star cornerback, come hell or high water.


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