Originally Posted by njherdfan
This whole argument about how the Jets "can't afford" to pay Revis is illogical. Look at the Jets cap now. They're paying 16 million dollars to their inside linebacker combo who can't make any plays. They're paying Calvin Pace 8 million dollars to be an excellent player; does he even have a sack this year. They're paying Mark Sanchez an absurd amount of money, and they're paying Santonio Holmes 10 million dollars a year to be a number one receiver. Revis is one of the few players on the team who actually delivers the performance that they pay him for.
The Jets are already 6 million under the cap, and they'll be much further under the cap once they get rid of some of the players listed above. Paying Revis is not the issue; it's paying all the players who don't deserve it.
Jets will need cap room next season for the following:
3. Both Guard Positions
4. MLB and OLB (we're going to a 4-3 next season)
5. Pass Rushing DE
6. TE Upgrade
7. Safety (Landry or Bell are gone maybe both)
8. #2 CB (Wilson sucks as a starter)
None of that's cheap and btw, Sanchez and Holmes with their $20 million guaranteed combined are going nowhere after this season.