Report: Jets plan on trading Darrelle Revis in the “coming days”

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets are expected to trade away cornerback Darrelle Revis within the next week or so.

The Daily News has learned that Gang Green is poised to trade the Pro Bowl cornerback in the coming days at the right price in its first significant step to re-build the franchise.

Sources have told the News for weeks that owner Woody Johnson has no intention of signing Revis to a long-term contract extension.

Although Revis’ health complicates matters – he’s less than five months removed from ACL surgery – the best window to deal him is during free agency, which starts Tuesday at 4 p.m., before the already-select market for Revis dries up.

“I think (the Jets are) going to move Revis,” a source familiar with the situation told the News on Tuesday. “Bet it. If he isn’t traded by tomorrow, (general manager John) Idzik is an idiot. One buyer might dry out. He has to move him. The risk of keeping him kills the franchise for five years and Idzik is gone.”

I understand the Jets need to rebuild because of how bad their rsoter is now.  But trading Revis isn’t going to help things.  I still don’t understand why a team is willing to trade their best player.

Update: The Jets prefer to trade Revis to an NFC team and it’s not a lock they’ll get a first round pick in return.