Darrelle Revis has made it clear he wants to be a Jet for life, but Woody Johnson may have other plans. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Jets' owner is curious to see if there's a market for his three-time All-Pro cornerback.
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"Now, you look at the Jets. They're in transition. A new general manager in John Idzik. One of his first courses of action may be trying to find out what he can get for Darrelle Revis. He's set to make $6 million this year. But then, after the season, he can't be franchised after 2013. They don't think they're going to have the wherewithal to keep him off the open market. So, if you're going to get any value for him, you need to find out what he's worth now."
Revis, 27, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Week 3 and is rehabbing. The day before his Oct. 16 surgery, the four-time Pro Bowl selection said he had no doubt he'd be a shutdown cornerback again.
Former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum traded up in the 2007 draft to select Revis 14th overall. But it's Idzik, Tannenbaum's successor, who will decide whether to keep the star corner on the roster. Idzik will be introduced to the media at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jets' facility. And the topic of Revis' status certainly will come up.
Rex Ryan, however, has been a staunch Revis supporter.
"Do I assume that Darrelle Revis will retire a Jet? I do," the coach told Newsday on Sept. 26. "That's something that I believe. Obviously, both sides have got to come together, but from my perspective I think the Jets want Darrelle here. And I think Darrelle wants to be a Jet. That right there is probably the biggest thing in having a guy long-term here."
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