The Jets have looked at cornerback Darrelle Revis’ proposal and given a public response.
“The answer is no,” owner Woody Johnson told the New York media on Monday. (As of two hours ago, they had not responded to Revis’ agent.)
Johnson’s words cap a busy day of Revis news, with the Jets beginning to change course and gear up for a long contract battle. Rex Ryan says they are planning for life without Revis, while the Jets’ website front page trumps rookie Kyle Wilson as the “new starter” at cornerback.
The Jets owner doesn’t expect Revis to be on the field in Week 1.
“Based on the meeting we had last Friday, that Mike had, that’s the conclusion,” Johnson said. “That’s my feeling right at this moment. It can be a flexible feeling, but as of right now, I have to say no.”
We still have an inflexible feeling that all of this rhetoric is part of the holdout process, and a deal makes too much sense not to happen just before the season starts.