Originally posted by socal9er42:
I was watching ESPN yesterday and they talked extensively about where Revis would go and how much it would take to get him. They were metioning at least a 1st round selection along with a late 2nd or early third and then something additional (picks /players). Going by speculation in NY and on their fan websites, it would be considerably more that what the niners got for Smith.
I'm not sure about what they could get, but there is some logic to it - arguably the best CB in the NFL is worth more on the market than a QB who, while he had a couple of good stretches, was constantly on the verge of losing his starting job on a team which, until the last two years, was in the bottom third of the league.
These posts that say he will only cost a 2nd /3rd and some late rounders confuse me.
Because the Jets have 0 leverage along with very minimal interest in Revis so chances are they aren't going to get market value for him.
Revis is coming off an ACL injury and wants to be the highest paid defensive player in the league along with not being able to slap the franchise tag on him so the teams that are willing and able to do that and give up a bounty of picks to the Jets is going to be very small.
The reason why we're so heavily linked to Revis is our desire for CB help and the fact we have plenty of picks to make the trade with it having little impact on our draft. Also we're pretty much the only team that could use Revis right now as we're in the thick of things for the Super Bowl.
The Bucs can certainly do it but they aren't exactly a CB away from being major contenders so there is really no reason for them to give up the draft picks to the Jets when it's best to just wait till he hits free agency so that why you keep your picks, see how he bounces back from the ACL injury, and than give him the contract you were going to give him anyways if you traded for him.
That goes for most of the rumored teams as well as there really isn't any major motivation to give up the picks since they need them for their own rebuilding process.
So the Jets really only viable market for Revis is the 49ers. With that said it'll at least cost a 2nd and some change. The Jets get a 3rd round comp pick if he walks so there is really not any motivation to do it for anything less than that. If they get a 2nd and some other picks it's more than they could come away with the feeling they got more than if he walked and something to work with in rebuilding.