New York Jets general manager John Idzik has only been on the job for a few days and already, Darrelle Revis is not a fan of him. Idzik has taken a noncommittal approach to trade rumors facing Revis and that is not exactly making the cornerback all too happy.
"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 answered and I'm not getting any," Revis said to the NFL Network.
The Jets' front office has traditionally been very upfront with Revis when it comes to contracts and trade rumors, so the noncommittal approach is a new way of handling things. Revis is not happy that the media found out about the trade rumors before he was ever told.
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"Just the fact that that was put it out there instead of contacting your best player on the team. If that's how you want to do business, then that's fine," Revis said.
His relationship with the Jets' front office has never been a healthy one, so it comes to no surprise that he is complaining yet again about something with the team's management. Revis has held out of training camp twice before while his contract was being negotiated.
Revis has a year remaining on a two-year contract he signed back in 2010. He was under the impression the deal would be honored and just reworked after the two years were up. He decided not to hold out last summer and negotiate a new deal thinking the Jets would resign him to what he wanted.
Health issues could be the main reason for the trade rumors surrounding him. He tore his ACL in the third quarter of the Jets' game against Miami back in September. It ended his season. He has since been rehabbing the injury with doctors saying he should be ready to be medically cleared come April.
The Jets are in a tough spot with their salary cap. It could find some veteran players getting cut prior to the start of free agency. With quarterback Mark Sanchez set to making $8 million in the coming season, the team lacks flexability to sign Revis to the contract he will demand. The Jets are better to test Revis in the free agency market before the details of his knee come out, so they can get the best deal for him.