Revis’ trade value drops as tensions with the Jets rise

Darrelle Revis is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, or at least he was until he suffered a torn ACL. Revis has been rehabbing his injury, and he'd prefer to continue his rehab by himself, far removed from the Jets, but that's not something the Jets are willing to allow to happen. Revis will be returning to the Jets on Monday because the Jets don't believe, or are unwilling to admit, that he's getting the same quality of care in Arizona as he'd receive in New York.

This dispute is the latest that reflects growing tensions between Revis and the Jets. Rich Cimini of ESPN reported today that the Jets are upset that Revis used the Giants' orthopedist, Dr. Russell Warren, to perform the corrective surgery Revis' ACL.

And thus, the cycle of dysfunction in New York continues. Not only is it embarrassing for fans of the Jets, but it's also bad business. The problem is that everyone knows that Revis and the Jets are currently fighting. There's a wide belief that Revis will be departing New York in the not so distant future. At most, he'll play for the Jets in 2013 and leave the team at that point thanks in no small part to the three voidable years on his contract from 2014 to 2016.

The continued spat is lowering the trade value of Darrelle Revis as well. The Jets will continue to demand a king's ransom for the services of their star cornerback, but they should be coming to the realization that he'll be gone after next season, regardless of what they offer him. If the Jets are thinking about the long-term future of the franchise, they'll try to deal him away before he simply walks away.

Shane Clemons

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