Darrelle Revis on trade possibilities: 'It starts with Woody Johnson'

When CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that the Jets were considering trading Darrelle Revis, it left Revis speechless. By Monday night, the standout cornerback wasn’t speechless anymore. And he knew where to direct his emotions. To his boss, Jets owner Woody Johnson.

During an interview Monday night with the NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer (with the transcript thoughtfully typed out by ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini), Revis seemed to absolve New York coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik of any blame on this recent trade talk.

In Ryan’s case, he and Revis have talked, and Ryan apparently has made it clear that he wants to keep Revis around. And in Idzik’s case, when he and Revis met, Idzik gave Revis this impression: “He just said he doesn’t know; he doesn’t know what’s going on, that [story] didn’t come from him. Just from talking to him that one conversation, no, I respect him.”

That leaves Johnson as the culprit in Revis’ eyes.

“It starts from the top, it starts with Woody Johnson,” Revis said.

Kremer asked Revis if he feels like Johnson simply doesn’t want to pay him.

“That might be a situation,” Revis said. “That might be something. That might be an option. If I do get traded, I’m not going to sit here and pout and cry, but I told them numerous times that I want to be there so it’s up to them and management of what they want to do.”

So far, Revis isn’t sure what the team wants to do. And neither does most everybody else.

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