Jets owner Woody Johnson has let it be known in NFL circles for the last two months that he believes there is no way he can sign Darrelle Revis and is convinced his best option is to trade him.
Of course, Johnson can change his mind. But as the Revis saga continues to play out, the momentum is moving in the direction of a trade.
“I think it’s going to get ugly, very ugly,” one NFL source said. “You can’t trade your best player. You do everything to keep him. It’s going to get ugly with the player and the agent. I don’t know how you get around it. It’s very difficult.”
The source said he believes Revis will make a full recovery from his ACL injury because, “ACLs aren’t what they used to be, it’s not a big deal anymore,” but if the Jets were to trade Revis before he gets back on the field “they will get 75 cents on the dollar. If he was not hurt, I would say you would be looking at getting two No. 1s. Now it’s more like a No. 1 and a No. 3. And I’d want a high No. 1.”