March 6, 2013
Indeed, the Jets are shopping cornerback Darrelle Revis. Which means that owner Woody Johnson has decided not to pay him.
Which means that, if the deal is right, Revis will be traded.
So when will it happen? The current thinking is that a deal would go down, if at all, within a week or so before the draft. This would give teams a chance to exhaust opportunities in free agency before deciding to make a play for Revis. It also would give Revis a chance to show that he can run again, seven months removed from his torn ACL.
Trading Revis also would ensure that the Jets won't have to see him march out the door next March and sign with a rival team. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News recently mentioned the Patriots as a possibility. A source with knowledge of the situation believes that the Jets also would be concerned about Revis signing with the Giants, Dolphins, or Bills.
Either way, the realistic options for the Jets and Revis is trade him or sign him to a new deal.
Revis staying for 2013 is the least likely option, since he then would be able to leave unfettered by the franchise tag.