It has long been rumored that Darrelle Revis was being shopped around the NFL by the New York Jets. Revis said at one point that he was shocked that they didn’t communicate with him about the situation.
But now a report from Gary Meyers of the New York Daily News included this:
“Jets GM John Idzik may not have found time to meet with Darrelle Revis’ agents at the NFL Combine last week, but a source said he did manage to squeeze in Revis trade talk with multiple teams in Indianapolis.”
According to a different report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News the New York Jets ‘brass’ effectively went out of their way to avoid Revis’s reps at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
“During a week in which team executives and agents huddled at seemingly every Starbucks, hotel lounge and restaurant in Indianapolis to talk shop at the NFL Scouting Combine, Jet brass avoided the Darrelle Revis camp, failing to meet with his representatives and raising the question of whether owner Woody Johnson wants to re-sign the All-Pro cornerback.”
“The Daily News has learned that the Jets’ contingent, which included GM John Idzik, Rex Ryan and Johnson himself, didn’t meet or contact Revis’ representatives during the combine, fueling speculation that Johnson simply doesn’t want to pay the Pro Bowl cornerback as the team enters a rebuilding phase in 2013.”
Meyers goes on to say “the source said the word around the NFL is the Revis trade talk is at the directive of Johnson.”
“We will always field calls and always have internal discussions about how we can improve our team day-to-day, position-by-position,” he said. “That’s an ongoing process.”
And rookie GM Idzik has admitted he is fielding calls, but the difference is a difference between fielding calls and making calls.