Originally Posted by fnordcircle
Revis is in his prime and is an all time great. You build around players like Revis you don't offload them in a desperate gambit.
What if you end up trading Revis for picks that end up being another Gholston plus a bunch of JAGs? It's huge risk/little reward.
The Jets were in the AFCCG just two years ago - if they bite the bullet this year and eat some serious wasted cap space they could position themselves for a successful 2014.
Revis, Cumberland, Wilkerson, Kerley - these guys are the Jets foundation for the future. You don't undermine that on the hope you might find someone almost as good as Revis in the draft.
You guys are missing the point.
We are not saying that the draft picks will replace Revis's value on the team. They won't. We are saying that Revis will demand to be the highest paid defensive player in the NFL after this season. Whether he deserves that is not the debate. The debate is "is it wise to spend 15%+ of your cap on one player, thus limiting what you can spend on the other 52"?
For a franchise QB, yes. For a CB, no. Simple.
So if you are going to lose Revis after the 2013 season anyway, and since an all world CB will still not take us to a SB with next year's roster, we may as well get something for him now, rather than nothing for him in 2013.
It is all a moot point, really. No team is going to give up significant draft picks to rent Revis for 1 year.