New York Jets Foolish to Consider Trading Darrelle Revis
The New York Jets haven’t been to the Super Bowl since before the NFL merged with the AFL in 1970. Joe Namath was their quarterback and they brought home the title. Since then, they haven’t made much noise as far as winning is concerned, but they sure shake things up in the tabloids with all their moronic personnel moves. Some things never change because the Jets are now shopping superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is currently recovering from an ACL tear. Seriously, how much more idiotic can a professional sports team get?
All the Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez drama aside, the Jets are a joke. How do you fire your general manager, but keep your head coach in place for your new general manager to work around? That makes no sense whatsoever.
What’s even more foolish is attempting to trade your best player and there’s more than one reason for that.
First, Revis is the Jets’ second-best player in franchise history behind Namath. God bless Curtis Martin, the Jets’ Hall of Fame running back, but Revis could challenge for the title of greatest NFL cornerback of all time if can stay healthy over the next dozen years. He’s not a guy the Jets can trade and bring back a ton of draft picks to start rebuilding. Primarily, they don’t have a front office smart enough to orchestrate such a deal.
On the flip side, Revis is coming off an ACL tear and a lot of players never fully recover from that dreaded injury. What do the Jets think they’re going to get in return for a lame (literally) cornerback with contract issues? Sure, he’s a dynamite player, but there’s always the risk he won’t ever be the same and every other team in the league knows that.
The Jets are a joke. Period.
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