Originally Posted by lamont_jordan_rules
... Sorry to be the bearer of bad tiding to you Nostradamus ... Revis is pushing to get paid 16 mil per season ... He is set to earn 6 mil discounting any bonus $$$ that's already in his pocket ...
You think he'd rather make 6 mil next year for the jets ... Or 15 mil for Tampa ?
In addition to his island, he has another moniker of Mevis for a reason ...
... He does not hold all the cards ...
What you say is true until the last sentence. Yes, Revis MAY play for a team like Tampa if they offer him 15 million per, but it will up to HIM to do it. Just because the Jets may get Tampa to agree to give up a slew of picks and a player or two, doesn't mean Revis HAS to negotiate a deal in good faith if he doesn't want to. If Revis is hell bent on becoming a UFA in 2014, that's exactly what he'll be. Jets have ZERO say in the matter.
...Revis holds ALL the cards....
Originally Posted by John_0515
It's the opposite of what Guido stated. Revis holds none of the cards. One of the few good contracts that Tannenbaum agreed to.
Revis is working hard now, so he has to come back and play well in order to show the world that he can still play. Saying he'll be fine is just that, talk. He MUST show that he's worth a big contract.
Last year he left the team early, and Cromartie stepped up and played well. The defense was playoff worthy, and if the offense was worth anything the Jets would be in the hunt. The defense was fine without Revis. There is a strong CB on the team besides Revis. He knows this.
Couple all of this with his injury, and the fact that the Jets are rebuilding, and the Jets don't have to offer him a 6 year/100 million dollar deal. He (a CB) will not put the Jets from 6-10 to 11-5 by himself. He's not worth the money right now. Maybe 2 years ago, or maybe 2 years from now, but right now he's not worth it. Multiple picks, and a possible QB prospect is more important than a CB, HOF or not.
Revis can agree to a lesser contract and stay a Jet, or take his chances.
Jets aren't relying on his services, but Revis is depending on the Jets to give him what he wants.
The Jets have more of an "all the cards" stance than Revis does. Just because he was great, coming off an ACL injury, concussion, missing most of the year, the salary cap, rebuilding, and an absence of a true QB on the team make Revis expendable.
If he agrees to a contract, or plays his heart out and plays well like he has, and stays a Jet, great. If not, and we move him to help the team, great. Either way the Jets will benefit, but on the Jets terms, not Revis'.
How is it on the Jets terms? The Jets can't FORCE Revis to accept a deal from any team he doesn't want to play for. Like I said before, if he's determined to become an UFA after next year, that is NOTHING the Jets can do to prevent it and the Jets get nothing but a comp. pick. How is that holding all of the cards for the Jets?