Jets reportedly will explore trading Darrelle Revis
|01.24.13 at 9:17 am ET|
Coming off their second consecutive season without a postseason berth, the Jets will explore options to deal star cornerback Darrelle Revis this offseason, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
Revis is set to earn $6 million in 2013. Jets owner Woody Johnson is said to have expressed desire to obtain value for Revis now, rather than risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent a year from now.
Revis recorded 11 tackles and one interception this season, playing in only two games before suffering a torn ACL. In his previous five seasons in the league, Revis only missed three games.
Revis is considered to be one of the best defenders in the entire NFL. If Revis were to be dealt, it would incur a $9 million cap hit due to some option-bonus prorations involved in the contract, thus Revis would count an additional $3 million against the cap than he currently scheduled. The Jets could get around this issue somewhat easily, according to the report, via a restructuring or by releasing a veteran.
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