Originally Posted by southside
If he won't be reasonable then he won't resign and that means then we need to trade him. Absolutely. I'm not saying to sign Revis at all costs. I said make him the highest paid CB which is what he wants, which is 12M. If he wants the moon, well he can go somewhere else and get that but there have been no indications to support that. Revis wanted a 12M per year deal, the 4 year deal he signed didn't pay him that. That's why we're here again. Sign him to a 5 year, 12M per year deal and he'll be happy. That's of course my opinion on the little facts ... and I stress facts ... that I am privy too.
But you are right, the offense needs a serious over haul at the QB, RB and Guard positions. I don't think you need to trade Revis to accomplish that, especially in the draft this year. Warmack at #9, Ball in the 2nd round (I hope) and look at all QBs available in the 3rd round via trade for a veteran or actually drafting a guy, FA guys available... etc... that will go a long way to fixing the offenses problems without trading anyone on our team and filling 2 huge offensive holes with cheap but highly productive alternatives... assuming those players I've mentioned actually do what people expect them to do.
The justification for trading Revis is not that he isn't a valuable player or that the Jets are somehow better without him, the idea is to turn him into several building blocks instead of him leaving for nothing next season when we don't decide to make him the highest paid defensive player in football. It's a long-term strategy. I don't care about Rex's job or winning in 2013. I care about putting together a consistent winner and you need pieces for that. You don't need a $16 mill per year corner.