Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum admitted Tuesday on ESPN Radio 1050 that he discussed with head coach Rex Ryan the possibility of trading disgruntled star cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Except it sounds like they broached the idea and that was that.
"We've discussed that and we don't have any interest in trading the player," Tannenbaum said.
Problem is, owner Woody Johnson wasn't briefed on how to maintain a hard line in contract discussions, as he had said in an earlier interview with the same station that he doubted that a trade would happen.
The trade almost certainly won't happen. The Jets tried their hand at saber-rattling. In the future, the team might want to be less obvious with a restive player.