I think we should trade pick 63 and extend Revis now. 4 years, $48 million should do it. Put some protective language in the contract to protect us and give us an out after next year in case Revis is just not close to the Revis of old. Because he'll never have a chance to win anything on the Jets, the only thing he can try to win at is being the highest paid defensive player in football. I think if he were a San Francisco 49er, he would be ok just being the highest paid CB in the league.
Second, I think if we want to, we can afford him. Think about it...Goldson is gone. Maybe Delanie. We should let Soap and RJF go as well. We should cut Haralson and Manningham too because of his injury. After next season is over, we cut Whitner and Rogers, and don't extend Tarrel Brown. We also cut Goodwin as well. So Culliver and Revis will be our starting corners with two new safeties that we should draft in this year's draft, with the FS draftee starting this year in place of Goldson. We also draft a CB this year to play nickel with Perrish Cox and we're good.
So FS draftee, SS draftee, CB draftee, Culliver , Revis in the secondary. That is not too pricey IMO, and costs less than our current secondary. NT draftee, RayMac, and J. Smith (who will also not be around more than a couple more years prob and he'll be off the books) on the D-line. Then extend Aldon after this season. And don't forget Gore only has a couple years left probably and his cost will be gone (hopefully replaced by Lattimore). Akers saves a lot as well.
I think we can extend Aldon, Kap, Crabs, Iupati, and Davis if we make the cuts mentioned above. So in 2013 going into 2014, we will have new K, C, 2nd TE, FS, SS, CB, NT, and possibly DE. The players these new draftees are replacing cost A LOT of money. Look at all the cash saved from churning out all these players:
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I think we can afford Revis at $12m/year, IF we want him of course and he agrees, which I think he would.
[ Edited by ezekiel40 on Mar 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM ]