Re: This would kill the Jets!!!
posted at 3/3/2013 11:29 AM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
I don't see it happening. Revis is all about the money and securing his future (can't blame him I'd be the same way) and the Pats are all about not giving top dollar to anyone who hasn't previously played in their system and is a team player (can't blame them that's best for the team). But, it's a nice dream
Agreed. But, I do believe that the Jets are serious about trading Revis...and will try hard to dump him prior to the draft. The problem for the Goblins is that no one wants to pay Revis the ridiculous money he's seeking. That's going to impact what the Jets will be able to get in return for him. No one knows whether Revis has fully recovered from his knee injury. Furthermore, GMs will likely be leery of signing Revis to a mega-deal, after seeing what happened to Philly, when they signed free agent CB Nmandi Asomugha for huge money: http://www.csnphilly.com/eagles/how-did-nnamdi-asomughas-skills-erode-so-quickly
The mess the Jets are in stems from the decision to try to compete with the Patriots immediately, by building a team through free agency acquisitions. Brett Favre, Santonio Holmes, Ladainian Tomlinson, Braylon Edwards, Kris Jenkins, Jim Leonard, Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Brodney Pool, LaRon Landry, and Damien Woody.
Their "hurry up and compete" philosophy also affected their draft strategy. The Jets traded away the majority of their draft picks in order to target certain players...Mark Sanchez, Darrelle Revis, and David Harris come to mind. For the past two years, the Patriots seem to have adopted the same approach to the draft...using picks to snare risky veterans, and moving up last year to get Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower. As a result, the Pats have only 5 picks this year.