The Jets, man. They just can't stop themselves from Jetsing. The latest bit of melodrama plaguing the organization involves rumors that that Jets owner Woody Johnson, the same guy who recently claimed that he never wanted Tim Tebow in the first place, wants to trade all-pro cornerback Darelle Revis. CBS' Jason La Canfora originally reported this development last night, citing sources "with knowledge of the situation."
Today, Johnson did that really annoying thing that owners and general managers often do when they try to dispel trade rumors without ever actually denying their intention to make a trade. Here's USA Today:
"I don't know where that [rumor] came from," Johnson said, "but in the 10 years I've been talking to you guys, I've never made comments about contracts and stuff."
Regardless of where it came from, is it true?
"I don't know where it came from," Johnson said. "I mean, I would never say anything about a contract or a trade or anything like that. That's not what I do."
Oh, well that clears everything up! Now, Darelle Revis has become aware of the trade rumor, and he does not seem very happy about it.
I'm speechless by far but more importantly I feel more upset for the jet nation for having to go through this!!!— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) January 24, 2013
I guess we'll see how this plays out.— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) January 24, 2013
Kudos to the Jets for remaining consistent. Their offseason is shaping up to be just as bumbling and mismanaged as their regular season was.