New York Jets Trying to Get Upper Hand in Darrelle Revis Saga

By Devin O'Barr
Darrelle Revis at training camp
Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

An NFL offseason just is not complete without the New York Jets doing something incredibly moronic. The Darrelle Revis saga has worn on and the All-Pro cornerback is now being told by the organization that he must be at camp when team workouts begin on April 15. Revis is currently rehabbing his torn ACL in Arizona and is not happy that he must report to camp so early.

I’m sure Revis would not mind training camp, but the fact he has to return to the Jets facilities has to give him a stomach ache. New York has been in talks with merely every team in the league to ship Revis elsewhere. General manager John Idzik is new to town, however he is already getting on the nerves of most Jets faithful.

Earlier in the offseason the consensus around the league was that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the frontrunners to land Revis, but those talks have since died down tremendously. A draft-day trade is quite rare especially with high-profile players like Revis, but it still remains a possibility that No. 24 gets shipped. One thing is for certain, if the Jets don’t find a way to deal Revis their fans will be upset beyond belief.

Revis is entering the last year of his contract so teams like the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals would be giving up multiple draft picks for a rent-a-player. The Jets corner will lose $3 million if he does not make it to more than 80 percent of the team workouts, so Revis will definitely be suiting up in green on tax day.

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