Jetsfan0099, on 29 January 2013 - 11:07 AM, said:
Yes he was, he struggled a bit when he had the hamstring injury but once he got haelthy he was dominant again and finished as the top CB in the league. And that is different than coming back from a ACL injury. Why can't we believe he will come back and dominate? There were a few players that came back last season and dominated, Revis has a advantage over those guys since his injury happened early in the season so he had more time to heal. ACL injuries aren't as bad as they used to be guys come back quicker and stronger than in the past.
And I have yet to hear from Revis or his people that he wants to be the highest paid defensive player, that seems more like speculation than actual fact.
My guess is revis won't make a fuss right now and won't even want a new deal right now. He'll want to prove he's healthy and up his value and be a free agent next year. here are all the scenerios and why it kinda sucks for us no matter what
1) revis decides to play out his final year
a) he comes back to true form and dominates. stays healthy and his value sky rockets. we can't franchise him. he'll take the best deal and we probably lose him. also his performance won't help cause we aren't gonna compete this year
b) he struggles coming back from injury, his value is low. he'll sign a 1 year deal with us (like landry) to re-establish his value and then it'll be the same as "A" but a year later.
2) we trade revis
a) we get low value due to coming off an injury, revis goes elsewhere and signs a big deal. anyone who trades will pay him to keep him locked up. we lose the best CB of this generation for draft picks which may or may not pan out
b) we get good value in return via a player and a pick, but teh player still needs to be paid and woulda been better off giving the money to revis. we still lose
3) we give revis money now. he'll want a big deal. we can't short him due to the injury cause he'll never take it. he'll do option 1 instead.
a) he returns to being revis and dominates but we still have a bunch of money tied up into him and no QB
b) he pulls the chad pennington and never returns to form. then we have a bunch of dead weight money and still no QB
honestly we will never win in this situation lol