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Idzik says Jets not sacrificing the present Dan Leberfeld

A common story-line about the Jets’ trade of Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay is that they are sacrificing the present to help their future.

Jets GM John Idzik isn’t buying that angle.

“No, I wouldn’t characterize it as sacrifice,” Idzik said. “I think any time you contemplate a trade, we’re always going to have both the short and long-term interests of the club in mind because we feel like with the compensation we received, we’re going to gain some short-term benefits, that we’re going to get some very valued players on our roster. They’re going to help us in years to come.

“I don’t think it’s quite that simple, that we’re sacrificing a short term versus long term. We do look at both of those. When we made this decision, we felt like this was the best for both the short and long-term success of the New York Jets.”