Earlier today, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson mentioned that there is a possibility of trading cornerback Darrelle Revis this forthcoming offseason. Revis missed virtually the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL, and has one more year left on his current contract with the Jets.
The news appeared to be something that the four-time Pro Bowler didn’t anticipate on hearing. Once brought to his attention, Revis responded via Twitter and said that he was “speechless” about the recent comments from Johnson.
To make matters more interesting, reportedly, head coach Rex Ryan said that he wanted Revis to stay in a Jets uniform for next season.
I’m not sure of the probability of the six-year veteran being traded, but I do know that trading him wouldn’t be a bad idea. Looking at the season the Jets had, they could use a lot of help in a lot of areas on their team. If the Jets trade Revis, they would definitely get some high-quality players and/or some good draft picks in return. Ryan and the Jets could use some help in the wide receiver department, as well as in the offensive backfield.
The most glaring need, at least in my opinion, is the quarterback spot. The production of Mark Sanchez has only diminished year by year, and it is painfully obvious that Tim Tebow won’t have a place on this roster in 2013.
Besides, without Revis this season, the Jets’ pass defense was second in the league. Furthermore, the trade would free up some much-needed salary cap room going into this offseason.
I believe that in order for the Jets to improve on what was a disappointing season, they must sacrifice one thing in order to fill several needed vacancies within the team.
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