Originally Posted by mrcoops
Bingo. He wants to be the highest paid CB. Which is fair enough, as he is the best CB.
All this talk of $15M a year is a JI invention that, because it has been repeated often enough, somehow becomes an accepted truth.
Revis never said it. And he certainly never said he wants "franchise QB money" which, incidentally, is more like $20M than $12M these days.
The hate toward Revis is ridiculous. He wants to be paid, sure, but show me an elite athlete that doesn't.
And as for Revis "not being important", tell that to the NFL teams who fall over themselves in FA to pay vastly inferior players at the same position $10M a year. Or to all the teams apparently lining up to trade high picks for him.
Revis needs to be retained, and the truly overpaid players like Holmes, Sanchez and even Harris need to be looked at.
Exactly, if the reports are true that all these teams are drooling over the idea of us trading Revis then that should be an indicator of just how spoiled some of the Jets fans are when it comes to his level of play. You don't trade him, period unless he has made it known that he won't re-sign and I've never heard that from his camp at all. In fact he says he wants to stay in NY.
Now, as regards LockeJET's point of Revis testing the market and getting the highest value... yes and no. First, it's more risky for Revis to do that than it is for the Jets. If Revis doesn't come out playing with at his level this year he is then a FA and he's hurt his ability to even get 10M a year. On the contrary, if the Jets believe he will be back to his playing ability then they give him a fair deal, which is to make him the highest paid CB without him having to prove it in a contract year. Not only that but it's well known that he won't make anywhere near the non football money that he makes if he leaves NYC. He knows the value of being here and he won't get that going to some podunk town like Cleveland or Arizona... wherever he ends up going to a team that would be crazy to just offer up the deal people keep trying to say that Revis is after.