The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Jets will indeed trade cornerback Darrelle Revis in the next few days to a team yet to be announced.
Several sources have indicated owner Woody Johnson has no intentions of signing Revis to a long term extension, and instead will focus on the gruesome rebuilding job the franchise has in front of it.
“I think (the Jets are) going to move Revis,” a source familiar with the situation told the News on Tuesday. “Bet it. If he isn’t traded by tomorrow, (general manager John) Idzik is an idiot. One buyer might dry out. He has to move him. The risk of keeping him kills the franchise for five years and Idzik is gone.”
ProFootballTalk.com reported on Monday night that the Jets had a “good” trade offer on the table for Revis that would satisfy the team’s desire to get sufficient draft pick compensation and the Revis camp’s need to sign a long-term deal. The report also indicated that the Revis camp was unaware of the offer.
Revis is in the final year of a four-year $46 million extension he signed in 2010 after holding out. Who ever trades for the cornerback will have to give him a new deal in the $12-16 million a year range.