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Jets reportedly will explore trading Darrelle Revis

Coming off their second consecutive season without a postseason berth, the Jets will explore options to deal star cornerback Darrelle Revis [1] this offseason, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora [2].

Revis is set to earn $6 million in 2013. Jets owner Woody Johnson [3] 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 [4].

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.