Originally Posted by Magnus
NO not per rotoworld are you serious with that crap?
Jets owner Woody Johnson to explore trading Darrelle Revis
By Jason La Canfora | CBS Sports NFL Insider
January 23, 2013 7:28 pm ET
The New York Jets, fresh off an exhaustive hunt for new general manager John Idzik, will explore options to deal star corner Darrelle Revis this offseason, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Revis, whose contract voids after the 2014 season, is set to earn $6 million in 2013 (between salary and bonuses), and owner Woody Johnson has strong reservations about the ability to extend Revis's deal, the sources said. Johnson has expressed his desire to attempt to land value for Revis now, rather than risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent a year from now, most likely seeking as much draft-pick compensation for him as possible.
Dealing Revis would incur a $9 million cap hit due to some option-bonus prorations involved in the contract -- thus Revis would count an additional $3 million against the cap than he is currently scheduled to -- but the Jets could navigate that relatively easily according to sources familiar with their cap situation, via a restructuring or by releasing a veteran. The team is using 2013 as a year for cap and budgetary housecleaning, to get situated for the future. It stands to reason that come 2014, both Revis and head coach Rex Ryan, are gone.
For more on Revis' situation, tune into Inside the NFL on Showtime Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.
As so it begins. Where does one start?
How are the Jets willing to incur a $9 million dollar cap hit if they trade Revis? Thereby making Revis count against the cap for 3 million more than he already does in 2013 even if he is off the team. The Jets would be willing to "incur" a 9 million dollar cap hit on Revis but not on Sanchez.
A piece of this is underlined. Trading Revis and using 2013 as a year for cap and budgetary housecleaning to get situated for the future suggests a "rebuild" not a retool season where you expect to contend.
I would be shocked if Rex Ryan would be happy with this. I understand that Dennis Thurman earned his weight in gold in 2012 by losing Revis and still ranking 2nd in the league against the pass. Maybe Rex and Dennis think they can repeat the same and live without Revis. I doubt it. The Jets trade Revis. Rex has to know he is done and the fan base has to realize that we are not a contender in 2013.
The Jets might get decent value in return but you'd be hard pressed to get anything remotely close to Revis as a player who is headed on a hall of fame journey and still is in his prime.
If Jason LaCanfora's report is true and many us suspected and thought about the possibility. Then, I have mixed emotions about dealing Revis. If he's leaving us anyway after 2013 and we can't keep him. Then it may make sense to get the best value now. It goes to show you how much Mike Tannenbaum botched things in his dealings with Revis and put the Jets in a bad spot these last few years.