During a pre-draft press conference today, Jets GM John Idzik was asked about the ongoing trade talks featuring Darrelle Revis, Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
He he wouldn’t admit to anything more than a “nice” chat with the star cornerback. Revis begrudgingly arrived to Florham Park on Monday for voluntary workouts in order to recoup some of the bonus money in his contract.
“I’ve spoken to Darrelle, we’ve had a nice talk,” Idzik said. “In general, we like to keep these kinds of things among ourselves. What’s been nice is, with the opening of our offseason program the other day, we’re in a stage where we can finally see our players.”
Idzik did not elaborate on the Jets’ decision to have Revis continue his rehab in New Jersey, which is across the country from his private trainers in Arizona. Idzik maintained that he had Revis’ best interest in mind, but did not explain how that included plucking the corner out of Arizona where, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation, he was ahead of schedule.
Revis had positive feedback from a follow-up MRI taken on Monday as well.
“We’ll maintain that whatever is best for Darrelle and his rehab, the Jets will wholeheartedly support, and that’s true of any player that’s going through a rehabilitation,” Idzik said. “That’s true of anyone, obviously, we want to be intricately involved. We want to work with any player and all the medical staffs involved.”
He added: “Anytime a player comes into the building and you get to be involved, first-hand, in the rehabilitation, that’s always a plus.”
“We will definitely look at any trade possibilities and see if it benefits the Jets,” Idzik said. “A lot of them may be our own what-if scenarios but we’ll explore all avenues to better or roster, to increase competition on our roster.”