|At this point, Revis is still on the team's active roster. (Getty Images)|
With Darrelle Revis awaiting surgery to repair his torn ACL, it seems likely the Jets would move to place their vaunted cornerback on injured reserve in order to free up a spot on their active roster.
But for some reason, that isn't happening.
As coach Rex Ryan told the media Friday, via the Newark Star Ledger, the Jets won't immediately put him on IR because the team is holding out hope that Revis somehow could play in the postseason.
"You know what? And I've talked to Darrelle, let's just have him go through surgery," Ryan said. "Let's see what happens when he goes through surgery because there's that 0.0002 percent chance that he could play in the Super Bowl, so why would you take that option away from him?"
OK, let's break down the math.
Revis isn't set for surgery for another couple of weeks. Let's say he has surgery Oct. 15. He would need at least eight months to recover from the injury (that's if he's on the Wes Welker/Adrian Peterson speedy rehab schedule). That means Revis could be ready to practice in mid-June.
Unfortunately for the Jets, the Super Bowl this year occurs Feb. 3. So, what gives?
"Let's just put it this way, my thought is, if you're fortunate enough to make it to that big game and he's fortunate enough to be healthy, I know our fans will want him playing just like I would want him playing,” Ryan said.
Some, though, aren't buying it, and some have speculated on Twitter that owner Woody Johnson doesn't want to fill the spot because it would cost him more money. To me, that seems somewhat hard to believe.
Or perhaps you could take this view.
Sounds like Jets are trying to spread the word (off the record, of course) that Revis decision is just a Rex motivational ploy. Spinning it.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 28, 2012
Either way, there's very little chance New York will make it to the Super Bowl without Revis, and if the Jets do, there's almost no chance Revis will be playing in it.