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So the new NFL league year started yesterday, woooooo! FREE AGENCY!
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So, what are your thoughts on the rumor the Jets are looking to trade Darrelle Revis? Would you rather keep him, or is trading him a good move?
While it pains me to say it, I feel that trading Revis is better for us long term. After the last few years, players have shown that ACL injuries aren’t nearly the kiss of death they have been in the past, so Revis definitely can play at a high level for quite some time.
The issue is cost. When Revis was negotiating his most recent contract, his measuring stick was Asomugha’s insane deal with the Raiders, a deal crafted by a guy who was willing to sell the farm in order to win asap. Revis got that money, and still thinks he’s worth upwards of $16 million per year.
No corner is worth that money. Period.
If Revis comes to his senses and opts for a deal in the $10-11 million per year range (which is still astoundingly high for a cornerback), then I’d be willing to retain him. Just this past day we saw Holmes and Cromartie restructure their contracts to be more cap friendly this year; perhaps Revis will get into the “team” spirit.
As much as I like the guy, I get the feeling that won’t happen and he will seek a huge payday. If that’s the case, moving him is the best option. Ideally I’d like a 2013 first rounder for him, plus a conditional 2014 third rounder that could escalate to a first, but that is probably past the border of what the market will yield for him.
Chances are we are looking at something in the ballpark of either a late 2013 1st and 2014 conditional 3rd that could become a 2nd, or an early 2013 2nd plus a conditional 2014 2nd that could become a 1st.
It’s possible we could get less in return, but considering what Seattle gave up for Percy Harvin, I feel like the above compensation packages are in the right ballpark for Revis.
All that said, I’m nothing more than an armchair GM spouting speculation, so consider everything I just said to most likely end up wrong =P
Good points. The Jets need the cap space to improve in several categories (here’s looking at you, Sanchez). But after watching New England screw Brady after he took lower contract in the name of team spirit, I’d be surprised if Revis even considers the option. Granted, the Patriots picked up a solid option, but they gave away Brady’s best friend and comfort receiver. That’s not the best way to repay someone who just helped the team out in the cap space department.
But all of this is coming from a guy that is going to watch his Cowboys have another season of ineptitude and failed expectations. Wahoo!
This was meant to be a reply to your reply. My bad.
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