NFL  > New York Jets  > Can we trade Darelle Revis?
August 12, 2010, 01:09 AM
I just heard today that the Jets offered the guy a 10 year deal worth 120 million bucks, and he turned it down. I don't know the validity of this, but WTF? Seriously, how greedy are you? Greed has taken on a new meaning to me. I hope the Jets dont offer this dude a cent more than what they already offered him.
I'm going to tame this post down, so FanNation doesn't ban it for my cussing. If he sits out this entire season, I wouldn't blame the team one bit. I am a lifelong fan, and I dont want someone on this team that cares more about himself and his contract than the team he plays on.
Every year half the league plays for a shot at a championship they know they will never reach,because they have a crap team (Browns, Dolphins, Bucs, Rams, Redskins, Seahawks, Bears, etc). As a player you only have a very limited opportunity to be on a team talented enough to compete for a championship. This team has that type of talent. Why would you as a player pick this year to hold out? That tells me that you have no heart.
I hope the following plays out:
This guy sits out the 2010, 2011, and 2012 seasons until his contract expires, and gets a veteran minimum salary from some team, because no one knows how good he'll be after a 3 year contract dispute. (Michael Vick and Plexico Burress are prime examples of being away from the game)
Option 2:
He sits out the entire season, and the Jets trade him to some crappy team for 2 first round draft picks. The Jets have a great season with Cromartie and Kyle Wilson playing CB, and realize that they don't need him as much as anyone thought. Revis spends the rest of his career on teams that are consistently 4-12.
August 12, 2010  06:44 AM ET

Darrelle Revis was not an "elite" cornerback until Rex Ryan showed up. IMO, Revis is a product of the system.

Don't get me wrong. He is good. But that whole defense is good. And that makes Revis' job a whole lot easier.

August 12, 2010  06:49 AM ET

Option 2:
He sits out the entire season, and the Jets trade him to some crappy team for 2 first round draft picks.


I say trade him to the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have the worst pass rush in the league (only 14 team sacks last season). Revis will get exposed almost every week.

And he can have fun getting embarrassed by Reggie Wayne and Peyton Manning twice a year.

August 12, 2010  09:59 AM ET

But is he 120 million good? Nah

August 12, 2010  01:40 PM ET

I guess he turned down the offer because (can't begin to spell his name on Oakland) is making like 16 million a season.
Who the hell pays a corner 16 millions dollars a season? oh yeah, sorry I asked.

August 12, 2010  01:47 PM ET

revis is going no ware, but hes hold out will bring contrariety to the coaches and team, hope he returns after week one when the raven wip that ****

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August 12, 2010  07:28 PM ET

from the few scenes I saw on Hard Knocks, it looks like Antonio Cromartie is back. He was playing awesome man coverage. If Kyle Wilson and Dwight Lowery can have halfway decent seasons, I don't think Revis will be as big a deal as everyone says. Cromartie was absolutely destroying people jamming, and running in stride. Lets go Jets!!!!!!!

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August 12, 2010  10:39 PM ET
QUOTE:

You make it sound like Revis was struggling through a career until Ryan rescued him. He has only played three seasons. Ryan has been around for the last two. So Revis wasn't an "elite" corner as a rookie. He was good enough to start every game; in fact, he's started every game of his career. He's a little better than good.

Where did I imply that Revis "was struggling"?

Eric Mangini was the head coach of NYJ in 2007 and 2008 (Revis' first two seasons as a Jet). But I don't remember the media having anything to say about Revis Island until 2009... when Rex Ryan showed up.

I agree that there is the possibility that Revis is the best cornerback in the NFL. But I highly doubt that he would have had as big of a breakthrough season in 2009 if Mangini was still holding the clipboard.

August 12, 2010  11:02 PM ET

Just in my opinion, the Jets are better with him than without him. I will admit that these contract squabbles bore me. The millions I'm making isn't enough. I need more. Between him and Chris Johnson saying they have outplayed their contracts is a bunch of crap to me. You agreed to the job and the pay. Now do YOUR job. And when your next evaluation come up we will discuss an increase. There are people who don't have jobs at all. And you are complaining that you don't make enough money, please.

August 13, 2010  12:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Darrelle Revis was not an "elite" cornerback until Rex Ryan showed up. IMO, Revis is a product of the system.Don't get me wrong. He is good. But that whole defense is good. And that makes Revis' job a whole lot easier.

Unlike Asomugha who was basically the only defensive weapon when he got his contract.

Why sit over 3 million? Especially when no one will be throwing your direction next year, if they can help it. He's getting bad advice from his agent. There's a lockout pending for crying out loud!

August 13, 2010  07:08 AM ET
QUOTE:

When you stated that "Revis is a product of the system." That sounds to me like you think Ryan is the reason for his success. Ryan became defensive coordinator of the Jets in 2008, so he has been there for the past two seasons. I might have a different perspective, though, since he has gotten a good deal of ink around here since he starred at Pitt. The Jets would be nuts to let him get away.

True, I did rip Revis some. But I don't dislike the guy. I was able to watch a lot Jets games last year and I got to like Darrelle Revis as a player. But the contract he expects is insane. IMO, no cornerback is worth the cash he expects

Bob Sutton was the Jets D-coordinator in 2008. Rex Ryan didn't hit the Jets payroll until January 2009. That's when he fleeced the Ravens... taking Mike Pettine, Jim Leonhard, Marques Douglas and Bart Scott.

August 13, 2010  07:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Unlike Asomugha who was basically the only defensive weapon when he got his contract. Why sit over 3 million? Especially when no one will be throwing your direction next year, if they can help it. He's getting bad advice from his agent. There's a lockout pending for crying out loud!

Classic example of an Al Davis contract hurting more than just the Oakland Raiders. When the Eagles were looking to trade Donovan McNabb, the Raiders wanted to trade Nnamdi Asomugha... rumor was Davis wanted to dump the contract. But as good as Aso is, no one else was crazy enough to pay a CB that much cash.

I'm still in awe over the contract they gave Tommy Kelly in 2008

August 13, 2010  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Classic example of an Al Davis contract hurting more than just the Oakland Raiders. When the Eagles were looking to trade Donovan McNabb, the Raiders wanted to trade Nnamdi Asomugha... rumor was Davis wanted to dump the contract. But as good as Aso is, no one else was crazy enough to pay a CB that much cash.I'm still in awe over the contract they gave Tommy Kelly in 2008

Ugh. Don't remind me. I was sick to my stomach when there were Aso trade talks. Thank God that didn't happen. He's really the face of the team.

The money paid to Tommy Kelly was a joke. Plain and simple.

August 13, 2010  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Classic example of an Al Davis contract hurting more than just the Oakland Raiders. When the Eagles were looking to trade Donovan McNabb, the Raiders wanted to trade Nnamdi Asomugha... rumor was Davis wanted to dump the contract. But as good as Aso is, no one else was crazy enough to pay a CB that much cash.I'm still in awe over the contract they gave Tommy Kelly in 2008

Add
Javon Walker ($27 Million 11 games)
DeAngelo Hall ($8 million for 8 games)
JaMarcus ($39 million for 31 games)

August 13, 2010  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Add Javon Walker ($27 Million 11 games) DeAngelo Hall ($8 million for 8 games) JaMarcus ($39 million for 31 games)

<pukes>

The worst thing about the Walker signing is that he wanted to retire and give the guaranteed money back! But Al talked him into staying. He'd regret that now, if he could remember it.

August 13, 2010  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

<pukes>The worst thing about the Walker signing is that he wanted to retire and give the guaranteed money back! But Al talked him into staying. He'd regret that now, if he could remember it.

Walker was in 3 games in 2008 and his stats read

1 fumble

That's it.

My guess they must of handed to ball off to him and he dropped it.

August 13, 2010  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Walker was in 3 games in Opps 2008 and his stats read1 fumbleThat's it.My guess they must of handed to ball off to him and he dropped it.

Make that 2009

August 13, 2010  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Walker was in 3 games in 2008 and his stats read1 fumbleThat's it.

My guess is they must have handed the ball off to him and he dropped it.

Lets try that again, not a good day to give up COFFEE.

 
August 13, 2010  01:55 PM ET

QUAD for the hell of it.

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