Darrelle Revis deserves answer from Jets

February, 18, 2013
2/18/13
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Weeks later, New York Jets Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis is still unhappy about trade rumors. And how can you blame him?

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Revis reportedly will be put on the trade block this offseason. New Jets general manager John Idzik hasn't confirmed or denied the reports. Even worse, Idzik hasn't confirmed or denied the reports to Revis, which has drawn the cornerback's ire.

"I was speechless; I tweeted it out I was speechless," Revis told the NFL Network. "I was speechless because I didn't get a phone call. I know it's a business, just call me, don't have it lingering out there. I need answers and I'm not getting any."

Revis is 100 percent correct -- he deserves an answer.

Revis is not some run-of-the-mill player. He is New York's best player and the top cornerback in the NFL. Not only that, Revis is putting in the strenuous work to rehab a serious knee injury he suffered while playing for the Jets. That probably adds to Revis' sensitivity on the matter.

If the Jets are willing to keep their best player in limbo, it sends the wrong message that no one is immune. Does Idzik's new way of doing business also involve upsetting your top player? Revis certainly is taking it that way.

The irony is putting Revis on the trade block most likely is in New York's best interest. The Jets are rebuilding in 2013, have a tight salary cap and probably can't pay Revis a mega-contract after next season. The Jets getting value for their best player now makes a lot of sense.

But what does not make sense is New York keeping its best player out of the loop. Honesty with Revis is the best policy.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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