The New York Jets Soap Opera Won’t End

By Clyde A. Speller
The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, it was the arrival of quarterback Tim Tebow that brought a lot of attention to the New York Jets. After a disappointing start to the 2012 season and inconsistent play at the quarterback position, the decision to play third-string quarterback Greg McElroy instead of Tebow brought more drama to a disastrous season.

Just when you thought the negative attention was coming to an end, in comes some more.

According to reports, Jets general manager John Idzik was inquiring trade talks with other teams at the NFL Scouting Combine regarding cornerback Darrelle Revis. What makes this interesting is the fact that Idzik did so without Jets head coach Rob Ryan knowing about it.

Ryan has let it be known that he doesn’t want Revis to be traded.

Revis missed virtually all of last season with a torn ACL, and the uncertainty of his health after the injury could be one of the reasons why Idzik is considering a trade. The Pro Bowl cornerback is entering the final year of his contract, and is set to receive $6 million in 2013. Revis is seeking a long-term deal that will pay him roughly $16 million per year.

Though trading Revis could help the Jets fill some much needed holes on their roster, the fact that Idzik appears to be making business decisions without Ryan and other staff members knowing about it could bring the wrong type of attention to the organization.

However, drama is what makes the Jets who they are, and just imagine how incomplete the NFL would be without at least one Jets controversy.

Clyde A. Speller  is an NFL writer for Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google

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