Cole mentions that Jets’ management “was all ears” in regards to a potential a deal.
The Jets reportedly haven’t had any discussions with Revis’ representatives in recent weeks, which could be an indication that they’re leaning towards a trade, rather than a long-term extension.
Revis would reportedly like to finish his career with Jets, but if they feel that they’re unable to work a long-term extension into their finances, it makes sense for them to try to recoup as much value as possible for him.
Given that Revis is believed to be targeting a similar deal to that of Mario Williams, it’s not going to be easy to complete a trade. Any team interested in meeting the Jets asking price would have to require that Revis agree to a long-term contract as a part of the deal.
There’s been talk that Revis could net New York as much as first-round pick, but it seems likely that teams would offer a package that included a mid-round pick in return for Revis before discussing the inclusion of a first-rounder.
I’m sure we’ll hear more regarding the topic in the coming months.