The Jets have a gun to their heads with D Revis holding all the bullets.
BTw If Jets let Revis talk with teams about possible trades. Are they just letting those teams start the early discussions about what he wants in 2014 as a UFA. (hey Revis we not going to give up a pick for you but were prepared to offer you a monster deal in 2014. Revis to Jets I will only go to Bronco's(traded) or I will play out the season and test Fa. Bronco's we will give you a third rounder for Revis.
In that circumstance would you take his contribution on the field in 2013 and agree to part ways at the end of the year with no compensation or would you listen to trade offers today?
On the other hand if he thinks the premium he will get from playing that unprotected year is substantial enough then he might just decide to roll those dice.
Even though Leon Washington made the same decision and lost.
Revis isn't your typical pro athlete as he doesn't waste his money. If he never plays another down he probably has enough money to live comfortably the rest of his life.
Now this isn't 1970's where if you had an ACL Injury your career might have been over. This ACl surgery is very routine surgery today and I don't remember one athlete not being able to come back from that injury( was never the same)
There is a reason why D Revis wanted the Jets to not be able to put the franchise tag on him. Now he twelve months away from unrestricted Fa( where he going to have a bidding war and can play where he wants to) and he going to give up that right.
With ACl injuries very common I bet he can get insured from Lloyd's of London to protect himself from injury in 2013.
last point do you know Charles Woodson story. The Raiders franchise tag him the second time and he missed most of the season on IR. Did it hurt him in freeagency . Nope the Packers gave him one of the richest contract. So if Revis again was hurt and had to go on IR , there would be a team out there that would still sign him to a big contract.
The jets might be forced to try and give D Revis whatever he wants ( he still might say no- especially if Jets are rebuilding) That why not having that franchise tag and you have no power as it all in Revis hands.
Also He can say he not signing a contract extension with team( no trade) . The only option the Jets might have is just watch him leave and you get a late third rounder as compensation. ( than fans would say why didn't they get at least a second round pick)
The Jets better start kissing Revis butt or there are going to be some very angry Jet fans in2014.
Something should be done as no team who drafted a once in lifetime player shouldn't watch there investment go down the toilet , with really no where near the compensation he worth. another team signs a franchise player they at the very least should have to sacrifice their number 1 pick to that team.
Did you not read what i said about players signing extensions when they're traded there captain crunch? How exactly are we going to sign a player to a big extension in exchange for revis?
No. Just no.
Why couldn't we sign a player that we need in a position that we need, to a long term deal? Everyone is saying we need to spend the money on a DE or pass rushing LB'er. Here is your chance.
Not sure if this has be brought up yet, but is shopping Revis around now just part of Idzik's master plan?
Probably no better time to handle whether or not to extend Revis or to trade him than now. His value has taken a hit because of the injury. I'm guessing Idzik doesn't want to deal with negotiating a new deal after (if) 24 proves he's back to form next year. Not to mention losing any trade value if Revis becomes a free agent.
So now Idzik and Revis both get to see what other teams will offer. My guess is the Jets are probably willing to shell out 13mil a year but Revis is probably looking for over 16mil.
If a team will pony up that much dough... 24 is gone and we get a couple draft picks.
If no other team will pay 15+mil... maybe the plan is to use the injury to our advantage and lock him up long term now for around 13mil/yr.
Hell, you think if no other team is willing to pay that much, that Revis wants to risk a tough 2013 season coming back from injury being the basis for his next contract with the Jets or some other team? He may just agree to be paid top CB money this offseason.
If he's gotta make 16mil (QB or top defensive player money), well he's gotta go and at least we get some picks.
I just hope other teams won't pay that now given the injury and we get to lock up the GOAT long term for a "bargain".
Both the Jets and Revis have reasons to get a deal done. I think he'd take a 5 year deal in the $50 to $60 mil range...with maybe $35-$40 mil guaranteed.
If he doesn't accept, then he has to be dealt.
omg - not another Revis thread
I think we would all like to re-sign Revis between $12-13 million per, but that's nothing more than wishful thinking.
Just because the Bills were stupid enough to give Williams a contract on par with the best QB's in the league today doesn't mean we should do the same with Revis.
And for all the talent Williams has, where did the Bills end up? Once again in the basement of the AFC East for seemingly the umpteenth time this century.