Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
But if you don't win...and history says its a hell of a challenge..........then Revis leaves after a year, you're out a draft pick that could have otherwise been a long-term productive player and you're basically stuck holding the bag.
I like the draft approach, build your team at an affordable price, manage the cap wisely, continually add depth...etc. Mega free agent acquisitions seldom turn out to be what people expected. With Revis coming off a major injury, there's no guarantee that he returns to being the same player that he was, it would suck to overpay for Revis to see that he's dropped off quite a bit.
In B4 "Adrian Peterson is better after tearing up his knee...blah..blah....blah."
In after "major injury, blah blah blah, let's pretend we'd trade for him without our enormously qualified doctors examining him, blah blah blah."
See how easy (and obnoxious) that was?
As for the topic at hand, Revis is a once-in-a-generation player at his position and the best cover corner since Deion. That said, I wouldn't want to commit the necessary financial resources and draft picks to acquiring him when we could get adequate, younger, cheaper talent through the draft in a deep year for DBs.