Originally Posted by doggin94it
No. The cap hit for trading Revis would be 10.5M (22M in dead money against this year's cap), which is about 5M more than all of our total remaining cap room. So you'd need to cut players making significant money just to be able to trade Revis (so the deal would be, really, Revis + Brandon Moore + Eric Smith + someone with salary cap savings equal to or greater than Reiff) for that package - you'd be weakening the defense and OL for a few draft picks - essentially punting this season for down the road.
Yes, thats exactly what I am saying to do.
The questions you should be asking is 1)
How confident are you that you can resign Revis? 2)
Is his asking price worth the cap hit in the future? I mean he may be a HOF player but he is a CB not a QB or HOF pass rusher? Can you keep him and realistically keep a quality Team intact? and 3)
Are you willing to risk losing Revis for a supplemental 2nd or 3rd round pick?
With the trade we shore up RT and add 2 #1 picks plus 2 additional picks to build for the near future. Keep in mind alot of money is going to come off the cap next year when Bart Scott, Dustin Keller, Shonn Greene, Mike Devito, Calvin Pace, Brandon Moore and Bryan Thomas are all UFAs. I mean most will not be resigned.