The "Trade Revis" Myth
In the aftermath of this debacle of a season I've already heard alot of people suggesting that the Jets trade Revis to launch a rebuilding effort, but it would be a terrible idea.
Because of Revis' injury the Jets now have all the leverage when it comes to his contract situation. People are claiming the Jets need to avoid another holdout drama. There is no way in hell Revis will hold out coming off of an acl injury, holding out will not allow him to showcase that he is fully recovered and able to play at his prior level.
We all know Revis is greedy and will want to be the highest paid corner in the league, but he will be forced to play at his base salary and cap hit of 9 million next year, to show the Jets as well as other teams who might be interested in signing him to that next monster contract that he will be worth it.
The other reason to not trade him this offseason is that the Jets would be hard-pressed to even get a first rounder for him at this point, maybe 2 second rounders. NFL exec's don't have the mob mentality of fans...."look at how AP recovered from his ACL injury...Revis will be the same way", he will have to go out on the field and prove it. No team will make an even value offer for him this off season, especially knowing they will be trading for someone demanding a huge pay raise.
The Jets should enjoy having the best 2 corners in the NFL next season, and rebuild their linebackers accordingly with younger, faster, cheaper players.