Mr_Jet, on 28 January 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:
In almost all those cases you had one team giving away a star player to either get more players, more draft picks, or to save money. And what you guys are proposing by trading Revis is you want to give up a great player for draft picks (which is a gamble) and to save money (and trading Revis will end up costing the team MORE money). The FO dug a hole for itself and now the solution you guys have for getting out of this hole is to keep on digging. And that wouldn't cripple the team's further? And you guys keep throwing around that 16 million dollar figure as if the Jets would actually give it to him and as if Revis actually expects to get it. Plus you're basing that 16 million figure off of what "unnamed sources" have allegedly said to a tabloid newspaper. It's like back in 2010 when it was "reported" that he wanted 20 million a year. People got all upset about that and it wasn't even true. They still have to negotiate and as I've said that is something they should have been doing years ago. But no they chose to give Sanchez the extension and now we are talking about trading Revis. The reason this is NOT a Super Bowl team is because of the mismanagement by the people Woody hired. Now because of the screw ups made by Woody and company the answer is to ship Revis out of New York. But hey at least we can get some draft picks for him. Oh goody.
I agree with your points. But we are here in this situation now and as much as we can do nothing - we can speculate what the right decision should be. To that end, there are 3 principal options in play. The first is to do nothing and have him play out the year.
I think we can all agree that would not be the wise decision as he could then leave and we would get nothing except a dead money cap hit on top of that. Bad option.
The second is to negotiate a long term deal now and to cover it by either trading Cro, restructuring others or back load but guarantee Revis his money. Advantage is we keep the best Jet since Namath and he makes our entire defense better. Downside is his knee becomes a problem, and we have limited cap space. And should he go down again we would be finished for years to come. Also, shut down corners have been absent from 7 of the past 8 Super Bowl winners and again this year regardless. So - can we surmise that shut down corners aren't necesssary for a Super Bowl but a severe pass rush is as well as an elite QB?
Thirdly, we trade him now and get draft choices. I know the argument that draft choices more often than not turn out to be disappointing. So that would lend us to believe that the more choices we have the better chance we have of some being really good. Tannenbaum got in trouble because he traded away our picks all the time.
So I'm conflicted. I want Revis to stay but I believe you win Super Bowls with an elite QB, a top offensive line and a strong pass rush. Getting an extra 1 and 3 this year would certainly help us go a long way toward righting this ship.