New Jets GM says he wants Revis to stay

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm •  Published: February 21, 2013
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Ryan didn't seem overly concerned, and Ryan may have even fueled the Twitter war by saying, "I don't know him (Sherman) well enough to compare him to Darrelle Revis, but if you put yourself in that company, that's the company you want to be with. That's the company you want to be with, that's for sure."

Seattle general manager John Schneider took a different tack.

"We know Richard, and to us, it's not a really big deal. It's what makes him who he is," Schneider said. "It's one of the things that made us fall in love with him, and it gives him the confidence to play the way he plays. He feels that he's the best cornerback in the league, and God bless him."

The bigger question may be where all this goes now.

Revis is one of the highest-paid players on a team that just cut five players to get under the league's mandated salary cap, and his contract is up after next season. He is scheduled to make $6 million in 2013 as he tries to return from the left knee injury.

Right now, at least, the Jets are saying those things don't matter. They want just want their top cover cornerback to focus on getting healthy and playing football.

"My focus with Darrelle right now is to aid him in any way we can in his rehab so that he returns to the player that we all know he is," Idzik said. "What's good for Darrelle is good for the New York Jets."