You guys are predictable and I'm glad you are not the Jets GM.
If you think Rex is gonna sign off on this then you are crazy. Our pass defense wasn't that good last year either.
You don't trade HOF talent in their prime... unless you're an idiot.
As for point 2, yes you do if you are in a cap poor situation, have determined that this iteration of the jets can not win it all and feel you can't afford or do not want to pay a CB the amount he may be asking.
Hey, most people want to keep Revis and if we do they will be happy as clams. I think there is a misconception that people want to dump him asap. What people want is to build a team that can contend each and every year for a good number of years. As fans we may disagree on hos best to accomplish that.
Revis is a special player and talent and we had the worst year as a team and as a defense without him last season. Of course a lot of factors play into that but when you think that losing maybe the best CB OF ALL TIME wasnt one of them then you need to get your head checked. We need his presence and his talent to really be a special defense. Just like other top defenses in the league, you need all time players to have a GREAT, not good but great defense.
The one team that jumps out among those mentioned...is Idzik's former team...the Seahawks. Perhaps mutual respect makes it easier for Jets to trade with them. And Jets may be willing to take a #2 and 5. Plus either Seattle's #1 or #2 corner.
Of course...when I hear "goldrush"...that sounds to me that Jets may very well be able to get a #1...and a player of need.
In the end...something has to give...cause I have no confidence that Jets can resign Revis.
Do it Idzy...find us Revis gold in them thar hills
Arizona $3.6M ($723,000)
Atlanta $307,000 $4.9M
Baltimore $1.2M $15.7M
Buffalo $9.8M $20.6M
Carolina $3.6M ($11.8M)
Chicago $3.2M $13.3M
Cincinnati $8.5M $55.1M
Cleveland $14.3M $48.9M
Dallas $2.3M ($18.2M)
Denver $11.5M $18.5M
Detroit $486,000 ($1.1M)
Green Bay $7M $7.1M
Houston $2.4M $12.9M
Indianapolis $3.5M $46M
Jacksonville $19.5M $22.1M
Kansas City $14M $16.1M
Miami $5.3M $35.8M
Minnesota $8M $16.1M
New England $5.6M $18.6M
New Orleans $2.7M ($14.7M)
NY Giants $1M ($4.7M)
NY Jets $3.4M ($19.4M)
Oakland $4.5M ($4.5M)
Philadelphia $23M $5.2M
Pittsburgh $758,000 ($10.8M)
San Diego $995,000 $8.7M
San Francisco $859,000 $3.9M
Seattle $13.2M $18.6M
St. Louis $247,000 $1.8M
Tampa Bay $8.5M $31.3M
Tennessee $12.8M $19.4M
Washington $4.2M ($4M)
This defense doesn't compare anywhere near the last few years have. Cromartie played better than some expected him too, but if anyone should be traded it's him. The only reason the Jets will trade Revis is because they can't franchise tag him and this is his last year. It's certainly not because they think their defense is fine without him. In fact, it's worse and a lot of numbers showed that.
So yeah, the Jets looked like a great pass defense. That's only because people threw the ball sparingly and ran all over them. When the offense needed big pass plays, usually at the end of games, they got them at will. I don't care what the stats say. That's the way teams played against the defense. Methodically moving the ball, which is why they had the lowest disparity between rushing yards and passing yards given up.
If there are teams actually willing to part with a 1st round pick and even additional picks or players for Revis, then you pull the trigger without hesitation.
Hypothetically, let's say Green Bay offers their 1st and a player like James Jones or Randall Cobb. You're telling me you wouldn't make that deal?
Another hypothetical, San Fran offers us their 1st round pick and someone like Alex Smith or Ahmad Brooks. You wouldn't take that deal?
I sure as hell would.
It comes down to one key point. 2013 is not looking like a SB run type year. Either Revis resigns long term this offseason or he gets traded. Theres no way you go into 2013 with him unsigned and headed for FA. That would be stupid.
Please get a first round pick for 2014! If the Jets are patient they will be able to drive up the cost for Revis as the news comes out that his recovery is going well.
Not only that but you want to give up Revis for a 1st round draft pick in one of the weakest draft classes in recent memory. And you want to do this to rebuild the offense? Who's available on offense in this years draft?
There is no logic with you people.