what can the jets do? nothing. Even better than holding out as he gets his workout bonuses and his salary.
But it is not in his best interest to hold out/play sick for two reasons
1. unlike the last time he held out the jets are not going to be odds on to make the playoffs, so all it does it make the team on the field slightly weaker.
2. his marketability next offseason will be greatly improved if he plays the whole season next year.
Last edited by patman; 12-28-2012 at 06:53 PM.
I think the new gm will trade revis and probably take less in return then what you think you would get. Maybe 2 second rounders.
I like revis but he just doesnt fit in the rebuild we are going to undergo.
Two 1st year players Who together wont make more than 1 mil each for the next 3 years and the 54 pick who you should be able to get a FA or Guard.
Last edited by patman; 12-28-2012 at 07:31 PM.
That is the one part of the deal that was done right IMOCan Revis Hold Out?
Well any player can hold out, but the question is why would Revis? For 2012, Revis has guarantees of $8.5 million in salary and a holdout would risk those. Rarely are players giving up what is guaranteed money for a few extra dollars. More importantly the Jets have built holdout protection into his contract. Revisí contract is actually a 7 year contract that voids into a 4 year deal if Revis does not hold out and miss any offseason team activities during the next 2 years. Revis has hefty bonuses attached to every stage of attendance with $1 million in workout bonuses and another $1 million in reporting bonuses these next two seasons. This is not like Cameron Wake making $615,000 from the Dolphins for attending workouts and giving up a $50,000 bonus by missing workouts. $2 million of lost money is a giant chunk of change.
More so, when Revis holds out he loses the ability to void the contract after 2013. That leaves the Jets with the ability to control his rights for $3 million a season from 2014-2017. Quite frankly Revis has no leverage in this situation. If he holds out he would lose $2 million in bonuses and, assuming an expected average annual salary of $11 million a year on a new deal, an addition $8 million a season while he is stuck on the old contract. Thatís $26 million in potential loses with the assumption the Jets blink first. Why would they? The team was 8-8 and could have missed the playoffs with or without Darelle last season.
Revis should be traded under no circumstances. We have these things called draft picks that can prove to be pretty valuable. If trades are wanted, they are what you use. Not established elite players.
If you want something good you need to offer something good of equal value. The most important position is QB and we need to improve this position. It makes sense to trade to get a proven QB. How good were the Jets while he was playing this year? Sanchez seems broke. If a Revis could get us upgrades on Offense it makes sense to me. Especially when you look at a 16 million dollar salary. It's a trade off discussion. Do we stand pat or do we make some intelligent moves.
Revis is an extremely rare player-there's only a handful of QB's I'd trade him for and even at that, there would need to be multiple players involved on both sides of the deal. I'd trade every other player on the roster before Revis- he's that valuable.
I would trade Revis is a heartbeat for a Jay Cutler. Put together a deal for another seasoned QB and some draft picks and I would do it also. We could jump start the team in 2013. Would a Marshaun Lynch or Adrien Peterson make a difference on this team....I think so. JMO