Reason Jets shouldn’t trade Revis Dan Leberfeld
Showtime’s Jason La Canfora reported that Woody Johnson is “very interested” in trading cornerback Darrelle Revis.
It’s understandable why it would be a consideration, since he’s a free agent after this year, and the Jets aren’t allowed to tag him.
So perhaps it’s better to get something for him now, as opposed to nothing next year, if he walks.
But in my opinion, the Jets should not trade Revis.
Because if they did, they would be taking their biggest strength off the table.
If the Jets have Revis and Antonio Cromartie on the team in 2013, they will have the best cornerback tandem in football, and it might not even be close for second.
This is huge – especially in a pass happy league, especially with Tom Brady in their division.
With Revis and “Cro” on the field together, the Jets can blitz more, since each guy can generally handle receivers without help.
The Jets have so many question marks right now, at so many positions, why mess around with a real strength, something they can hang their hat on?
Keep Revis around.