One of the most aggravating aspects of rooting for a New York sports team other then the Yankees is the ridiculous and unfair comparisons to the Yankees. Simply put, in the NFL you can't keep throwing good money after bad, you can't fill your roster by signing all-star players for every position. And you cannot outspend your competition by (in some cases) over $130 Million dollars.
Therefore, considering the state of this team and its' salary cap, the trading of Revis for high draft picks is the correct move. We have had a good run but we are leveraged against the cap and have a roster void of talent. Despite the fairy tale narratives by some fans, this team is not seriously competing for anything in 2013 except maybe the top pick in the draft. The only caveat I would add is that if Revis is truly interested in staying with the team and is not looking for a "break the bank" contract (highly unlikely) then signing him to an extension should be measured verses the quality of the package offered in a trade. Even then, I would probably still make the trade. If we are able to secure some high draft picks (hopefully in 2014) for a player who will probably not be elite when the Jets become contenders again, then its the smart play. And the idea that the Jets should not make this move because they will just screw up the picks, as was suggested by some fans, is beyond comprehension. Essentially, those fans are afraid to make the correct move for fear of making a mistake? That is a recipe for success in life
Trading Revis for high draft picks is the correct move given the state of the salary cap and the roster for 2013. The bills are due and we have to pay.