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Why Jets are unlikely to trade Darrelle Revis

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08:28 AM ET 03.03 | There are so many hurdles when it comes to trading Darrelle Revis. Some believe he just isn't tradable. Others think it could happen, but it's doubtful. Just because multiple teams talked to the Jets about Revis doesn't mean a trade is imminent. Here are the issues that make this a tough deal to ever come together. 1. The contract. From the day he was drafted money has been an issue. He got a rookie deal over the slot he was in and it sent a bad message. He threatened a long holdout a few years later and got an above-market deal, again sending the wrong message. That deal had a "no franchise" clause in it which makes it tough to trade him under this contract. Of course, Revis wants more money now and a new club better be ready to make him the highest-paid corner in history. What makes matters even tougher is Revis, not the Jets, will control where he winds up. No team is going to give the Jets the compensation they want without a new deal with Revis. All Revis has to do is not negotiate with a team looking to trade for him and the trade falls apart. 2. Age and injury: Revis is 28 and coming off an ACL injury. A team is going to have to pay Revis without knowing if he's 100 percent after his surgery. That's risky business and to say Adrian Peterson came back quickly isn't a good enough reason to say Revis will return to his old form. 3. Compensation. The Jets don't intend to give Revis away, especially with a head coach trying to turn around the problems of 2012. The Jets simply don't have many playmakers on the roster, and Revis is one of them.

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March 3, 2013  08:52 AM ET

This guy is a headache from the get go. There isn't any amount of money that will make this dude happy.

March 3, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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This guy is a headache from the get go. There isn't any amount of money that will make this dude happy.

He just wants to make sure he has enough money for at least 6 years out of football. He heard that 78% of players go broke within 5 years of being out of the league and doesn't want to be another statistic!

March 3, 2013  09:27 AM ET

This article could've stopped after the #1 reason.

March 3, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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He just wants to make sure he has enough money for at least 6 years out of football. He heard that 78% of players go broke within 5 years of being out of the league and doesn't want to be another statistic!

He already has crazy money. I always stick up for guys going after better money because they sacrifice their future comfort and mobility for our entertainment. But when players making Revis-range dollars say they can't honor their contracts because 78% of players are broke withing five years I think they should get counseling to learn to handle the buttloads of money they already have. While my daughters are struggling to afford dual luxuries like rent and food I really resent hearing the whining of a guy who's last contract was for 46 million over four years. Go for the money you can get but don't try to tell us you can't survive on 46 million. I think the real reason is Revis' ego.

March 3, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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He just wants to make sure he has enough money for at least 6 years out of football. He heard that 78% of players go broke within 5 years of being out of the league and doesn't want to be another statistic!

He hasn't been saving his pennies for a rainy day? Shocking, I tell you.

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March 3, 2013  11:03 AM ET

It's all about Darrelle, similar to prime time! The difference was that Prime wanted the Ring and then the money and Prime Time Eventually Delivered The Goods!

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March 3, 2013  12:33 PM ET
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no...the difference is that prime time joined some of the most talented teams of all time,

Sanders also played at a time when CB were very important. The rules these days make it so easy to pass the pall that pass rushers are way more valuable. Revis is a problem child. You sign a contract to play football not renegotiate every 2 years, Jets should have traded him before the ACL.

March 3, 2013  12:55 PM ET
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The rules these days make it so easy to pass the pall that pass rushers are way more valuable.

Speaking as a fan of a team who employed two suck CB's for a few consecutive years - I respectfully disagree.

 
March 3, 2013  08:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

what are you talking about? when did he say that?the other poster said that not revis

My apologies. I just searched for it, thinking I'd read it more than once, but it doesn't exist. Apparently it wasn't so much him saying that as me living in Washington, where weed consumption is now mandatory. I withdraw the judgmental bit.

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