Originally Posted by Jetworks
This is just stupid. This is the equivalent of selling low instead of high. Sure, teams will be willing to trade for him, but coming off a major injury is not when you are going to get value for a player. Take your chances and see if you can keep him. If you lose Revis, oh well. Happens all the time in sports.
No. Thanks to his contract structure, if you lose Revis, it's a 6M dead cap hit in 2014.
Here's the thing - he won't be traded for less than a 3rd round pick, since the Jets will get that in comp picks if he walks in 2014. And if he's dealt, he'll likely be traded for a conditional package depending on how he plays as he returns from injury.
But this is also a smart negotiating ploy. If the Jets deal Revis, he will be negotiating a new contract with his new team coming off injury - so he may as well do that with the Jets now.
There's no downside to this rumor, for the Jets.