I don't understand the Revis conversation on the board here at BDC.
1) argue able fact: Revis has been the best CB in football or very close to it the past few years aside from injury.
2) un argue able fact: Revis really did not sign a great contract when he extended with the Jets. He signed an annual average contract of $11.5 million for 4 years. Namdi signed an annual average contract of $15.1 million. It is assumed that Talib will sign in the neighborhood of $8 million annual average.
3) Revis contract was front loaded, so he has realized a good portion of his salary already
4) Revis has zero leverage. If he holds out, his contract locks in for the next 3 years at $9 million per (Talib money) If he sits out, he doesn't get paid, and his contract rolls over.
Revis is making noise about being the highest paid defensive player in football. He is negotiating. I can see Revis signing 6/$80 with $35-$40 guaranteed.
The Jets would be wise to trade Revis, as they need the draft choices to rebuild (or trade Cro for the draft choices). But taken in context of what Talib will ultimately get ( most likely not from the Pats) a Revis a deal with a $35-$40 million guarantee is not a bad deal.
It appears that the49'ers have loaded up on draft choices. They have a weakness at CB. They have the $$$. They are SB contenders. Seems a no brainer