Just out of curiousity, how many of you would deal disgruntled 27 year old pending free agent Darrelle Revis, who wants $16 million per year next year to Oakland, for 25 year old 6'2" 212 pound RB Darren McFadden and Oakland's # 1 pick in 2014?
You have to keep in mind that as much as we know Revis is the best defensive player in football; he wants a ton of money, he's coming off a MAJOR INJURY and our Owner Woody Johnson does not want to pay him $16 million per year, so it might not matter what we think.
I would think that Oakland is not going to give up the 3rd overall choice this year (and they already traded their 2nd round pick), so I thought it would be an interesting thought if we were getting McFadden and a # 1 next year. If Elway wants Revis, then Denver would likely be giving us the 28th overall choice in round one this year, plus a late second (58th overall because Cleveland and NO have no pick in round two).
Percy Harvin and Darrelle Revis are my two favorite players in the NFL so if the Jets had to trade away Revis, Percy would be awesome in return. The problem is, if the Jets had Percy, Kerley and Holmes they'd have a lot of short WRs running around and that's no fun for a QB. The other problem is we have no QB so if we get a bunch of weapons with no QB, it doesn't make a difference but I've always believed a solid base before getting a QB though. I've never agreed with the "build around a QB" idea. You need to build a good base and then put the QB in it to succeed. Andrew Luck and RGIII are rare exceptions to this.
it'd be holmes/hill/percy..........kerley would be a #4 and a return guy..........i'd take holmes/hill/percy all day.......and some tall WR will end up getting cut and sign him for next to nothing if need be
I'd be pissed if they had Hill on the field before Kerley. Kerley was our best WR last year and would be one of the best slot guys in the NFL if he played on a team with an actual offense. I'm hoping they cut Holmes and keep Braylon but that's just me. Holmes just seems to cause problems, cutting him frees up some money too.
How is this too much?. Because Revis is coming back from a torn ACL. He just simply isn't worth that until he can prove that he is as good as he was before the injury! Right now his trade value should be at a all time low! Maybe a 2nd round pick at best, until he can prove he has recovered!
Players come back from Revis' injury all of the time. There is no reason to think Revis, in his prime and strong as bull at just 27, won't come back and be just as good as always. Revis' game is not all about his physical gifts. Revis understands positioning better than any cornerback in the game, and I seriously doubt this injury saps enough to quickness to be a real detriment to his career.
Again, I think most Jets fans like myself, would prefer to pay Revis what he wants and not deal him for inferior 'prospects'. We just can't control what Woody Johnson wants to do.
McFadden would give us a young, albeit injury prone, running back, who didn't fit Oakland's outside game plan last season, but could THRIVE in a Jets style, down hill power running game. For a team like Oakland, because your picks might be Top Ten, you have to think long and hard about giving up TWO high draft picks. This gives up one and a injury prone player with upside, who hasn't panned out yet for them yet. In Revis, Oakland would be getting the best defensive player in the game at just 27 years of age.
I think it's fair, given that Revis is the proven talent, but also a likely LEGENDARY talent.
A source tells the Daily News that the Jets were "actively" shopping Darrelle Revis during the Combine.
GM John Idzik didn't meet with Revis' agents in Indy because he apparently has no intention of signing him to a long-term deal. Per the Daily News, "several" interested teams are now "doing their homework" to figure out what it would take to get the rehabbing shutdown corner signed beyond the 2013 season. However, a deal is likely not imminent because Revis is just five months removed from his ACL tear. If he looks like his old self in August, the Jets will squeeze a first-round pick out of the deal.
Source: [New York Daily News ]
Feb 27 - 8:15 AM
A post like this makes me want to vomit. The way this beat writer says 'sqeeze' a first round pick when we're talking about a now proven healthy Revis come August, that is SUCH B.S.! If it's proven that the guy is healthy and now we're not getting anything for this season. We had DAMN WELL BETTER GET AT LEAST, a first and a second round pick. I'd say the McFadden and a # 1 in 2014 is looking pretty good right about now.
I'd be fine with the Jets trading for next year picks too considering how awesome the draft will be. Usually next year picks are valued lower because of the uncertainity of where it will be from but this draft will be an exception. The next great QB is in next years class, Teddy Bridgewater.
Sportsnut, I have to agree with you. Too often, as fans we place a much higher value on our team players than we do on other team's players, hence we think that Mark Sanchez will trade even for Aaron Rogers (not really) . This is true with Darrell Ravis. When healthy, he was a samuri sword. Now that he has to come back from an ACL (and MCL) he has to reprove he can do what he did when healthy. Since that doesn't really happen until the real season starts, nobody can truly assess his value. There are always teams who will overpay and over trade to get certain players. Andy Reid may have over paid for Alex Smith, but my guess is that the Jets would have given up two #2s for him. I honestly believe that's the max the Jets will get for Revis, and I wouldn't be surprised if all they got was two #3s. If Revis can come back as well as Wes Welker did from his knee surgery, then the team that makes a deal for Revis will have gotten a real bargain. If Revis comes back any less, the Jets will have gotten the bargain.
the cap for 2013 is set at $123M. If Revis gets $16M a year, that's 13% of a teams cap. As much of a pain in the ass he's been about a contract, who would want to sign him for 5 years at $80M and have him decide he wants a new contract after two years..........??? That's another thing that devalues the hell out of Darrell Revis.