Originally posted by baltien:
I don't get the opposition to "renting" Revis for a year. The way I see it is unless they're a WR, anyone we draft has slim to no chance of starting anyway so it's not that big of a deal.
I'd be willing to part with our (original) second and maybe a fourth to secure Revis. Even if we can't get him extended, it'd be we'll worth it assuming he stays healthy.
And really, this helps him out too because if we win a ring, his price will go up even higher next year. $10 mil will look like a drop in the bucket when compared to what he'd command then.
I'm sure he knows this, meaning he'll come motivated to play.
If we are going with an injured guy, I'd rather try to sign Grimes longterm. Good teams draft their own Revis, they don't thro away draft picks for 1 year. We have a lot of picks this year, but we certainly won't have this many picks every year. We need constantly improving depth that can take over starting positions when our success makes it impossible for us to hang onto some of our own guys. I thought Robinson might come cheap, and the fact that he was released means he will not affect our comp equation next year. Signing Robinson and trading for Revis are completely different topics. A 2nd round pick could emerge as a longterm high-impact starter, which would mean much more than a very good player contributing for one year, right after a major injury, IMO.