Jets' GM dodges Darrelle Revis question
January, 24, 2013
By James Walker | ESPN.com
New York Jets general manager John Idzik had his introductory news conference Thursday morning. It was somewhat odd timing, because news broke Wednesday night of the Jets being willing to trade star cornerback Darrelle Revis.
The Revis situation obviously was an important topic the New York media wanted to address with the Jets' new general manager. But Idzik wanted nothing to do with the topic in his first news conference.
“I think it’s way premature to say anything specific,” Idzik said. “I haven’t even had the chance to sit down and thoroughly vet through our roster with Rex [Ryan] and our personnel staff. So I think it would be presumptuous to say anything.”
Idzik also didn’t say much about quarterback Mark Sanchez, who is guaranteed $8.25 million next season.
“I don’t want to drill down too deep,” Idzik said. “That we’re going to save for our evaluation process in the days and weeks to come.”
Idzik is only several days into his new role, but it’s clear he has a lot of work to do. This should be a busy offseason in New York, as Idzik figures out how to get under the salary cap and reshape the Jets' roster.