Originally Posted by McGinley
If we don't trade him, he walks in 2014 and we get nothing to show for it but (maybe) a compensatory 3rd? **** that.
If Revis walks, Jets do get something to show for it. It's a $9 mil dead CAP money hit for 2014. That's a precious amount of money. It's money the Jets could use to target quality FAs for the team. Landry was signed for $4 mil. So Jets would lose the opportunity to sign quality veterans if they lose that $9 mil.
The Revis extension given in 2010 turned into another bad contract for Jets. They gave away the franchise tag, and any leverage to negotiate a fair landing spot on a new Revis contract.
Jets now have only two choices. Either pay Revis Mario Williams $100 mil type money, or Revis walks...costing the Jets $9 mil dead money for 2014.
So it's pay Revis what he wants...or trade him...no other choice.