Originally Posted by CleatMarks
It's not Revis's injury that would hold him back. ACL injuries aren't career altering like they used to be. Procedures are much better now.
It's his need to go for every last dollar and the threat of wanting to renegotiate every time a corner gets a bigger contract that will scare teams.
Bingo. Every team would love to have that kind of talent at corner. But how many teams think having the top corner is worth 10% of thier cap. This is not the mid 90s when 2 or three guys were sent into a pattern. When a Sanders Could take one guy and 1/2 of the pattern was gone. In the last 5 years most teams are sending 4 or in the case of the pats, saints, cowboys, packers and niners 5 into the secondary, Bunching guys together, trying to get picks. Your dime back now sees as much time on the field as your nickle back did 10 years ago.
If teams were passing the ball 40 times a game an only having two guys in a pattern, Revis's value would be 15 mill per no problem.
I see the game evolving where the premium positions are going to be Dline (as always) and OLBs that can cover TEs. To be able to keep you base D on the field when they split the TE out wide is huge or taking Woodhead, McCoy, Sproles out of the backfield.