Revis Madness: Will the Jets get involved?

Darrelle Revis rumors are spinning.  With the Giants, Browns, Patriots (and yes even the Jets) in the mix, could it get crazy approaching the Bucs 4PM ET trade/cut deadline today?

While the Bucs are only asking for a fifth rounder to secure Revis, the one-man island is reported to be unwilling to take less as part of a trade. What a shock.

All the same, the Jets are considered part of the group of teams in play. Partly due to a source’s recounting of Revis’s “love” for all things Jets. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News urges today that the Jets should insert themselves between Revis and the Patriots any way they can.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

You know Bill be creepin’.

This seems like a rather bizarre situation with the slimmest of chances that Revis comes back to the Jets.  So far it seems the Jets camp has been radio silent on a return of Revis, though Revis’s camp seems intent to throw bouquets.

That said, if Idzik somehow signs Revis back to a deal for lower than the cornerback was making with the Bucs less than a year after he was traded away for a first and fourth round draft pick? As far as I’m concerned then John Idzik immediately goes into the pantheon of Jets GMs.

We all know what Revis wants … he wants MONEY and he wants as much as he can get from wherever he can get it doesn’t much care from where.  Hell, he entertained the Raiders for a little bit on Tuesday, what does that tell you?  So while Revis was busy throwing bouquets to teams like the Jets, Browns and Patriots yesterday his intent is clear; the Aliquippa, PA native will go wherever pays the most.  If that’s a winning club?  All the better.  But hey, he doesn’t get paid for wins, so …

We all knew last year that when he got his $16 million per year sham deal from the Bucs (with no guarantees) it was folly and so this time around when he signs, I would be shocked if he doesn’t push hard for guaranteed money up front.  His agents Schwartz and Feinsod know how the NFL works and even belittled D’Brickashaw Ferguson for the deal he took back when the Big Four were reworking their deals because of it.  Ironic considering the deal they got him in Tampa.

It’s hard not to go back to the point in time in 2010 when Bob Glauber reported that the Jets were willing to offer Revis $121 million for ten years.  Looking at what he’s made since then, he’d only be $4 million dollars behind that contract offer and might have even negotiated it up since that time with good-will he would have built up with the team  Instead, we’re here.  Revis is about to go to his third team in less than a year and he’s going to have settled for less than he wanted and likely would have gotten back when he was healthy and at the top of his game.

So what if the Jets do re-sign him?  Make no mistake, if he feels like he is underpaid we’ll be right back on Maggie’s Farm all over again.

The Patriots are the worst case scenario for Jets fans. Bill Belichick has botched building a secondary through the draft for the better part of a decade now and having Aqib Talib has taught him the value of adding an established veteran cornerback to his secondary and how it can help.

If he doesn’t end up with the Jets going to the Browns is the best it looks like we can hope for.  Revis going to the Patriots is an out and out nightmare and it will haunt the Jets for as long as he plays there.




140 comments
Brendan
Brendan

ABANDON THREAD (there's a new one)

elmoron
elmoron

Get Captain Munnerlyn, Nolan Caroll, Corey Graham and

Tarell Brown for what it would cost for Revis and let Rex sort it out.

Logan
Logan

if revis ends up in new england (he is a greater version of ty law after all) it's not on the jets..it's just one of those "of course that happens to the jets" type things.


the best spin-scenario would be it would limit NE's cap for a couple seasons.

bklyndude
bklyndude

John Idzik's first twelve month's have been real busy. 

westcoastJET28
westcoastJET28

I've just been sitting here, reading all of these panicked posts, lmao!! I have to say this is the best FA we ever had! We're not reaching, we're not overpaying, we're not signing out of shear panic and desperation. I love this strategy! Wait and be patient, let the pieces fall together, instead of trying to force them. 

Yes, we have glaring needs but, if you think this ORG is not gonna fill those needs with quality talent, you have no business talking football. Obviously you are in over your head and are an over zealous homer. Relaaaax guy! We don't need to sign every player linked to us by the media. I am very confident this ORG has a plan. We'll get our guys, but, for the right price. Patience is a virtue.

Replacing Cro is a good example for how Idzik can prove his craft. Cro was rated as one of the worst DBs last year, just about any of the DBs still available can fill the hole. But, its about how the player fits our defensive scheme, not the best available or the highest rated by media. Just cause one is on the top of the NFL Network board doesn't mean they are on the top of ours. That goes for every position of need on this team.   

elmoron
elmoron

I don't know if the Pats have the cap room to sign him but, if they want him bad enough (if only to stick it to us) they'd make it work.

Tyrone Garcia
Tyrone Garcia

Im on vacation in Orlando Florida. and here I am stuck to a computer at the hotel waiting for the good news.Only a neurotic Jet fan will do this.LOL

Tyrone Garcia
Tyrone Garcia

come on idzak he's  only 28 I lend you the money when I win mega millions Friday night. 

Tyrone Garcia
Tyrone Garcia

Revis is back I hope I still have his jersey


Brendan
Brendan

It's official. Let's go. 

Mike Milea
Mike Milea

Bucs just cut Revis... I dont say we get him... I say we NEEEEEEEDDDDD HIMMMMM!!!!!!!

twin
twin

We have enough $$$ to sign him #24

twin
twin

Revis released

aflfan
aflfan

I wont blame Revis for wanting as much as he can get, just as it seems most of us don't blame the team when they heartlessly cut a player with a family

Tyrone Garcia
Tyrone Garcia

Sign Revis bring back cromarte on the cheap and the defence is set draft offence sign a veteran QB and receiver. I like how the jets are taking their time other than Denver who looks desperate. If Denver don't win it there screwed. I like to see the jest get Jared Allen also


hazard2012
hazard2012

Throwing out possible scenario:  Offer a late rounder or whatever to trade for Revis now, before he hits market.   Restructure so that the cap hit is only $5M this year with the rest as signing bonus (we'll still owe him $16M per after that).   Now, draft his potential replacement in mid-rounds of this draft, deep in DB talent, and have Revis mentor him for year.   First sign of Team Mevis next year and you cut your losses and replace him with the CB he's helped groom.   The fact that he knows his potential replacement is on hand might coax him into better behavior.   Might such a strategy work?     

twin
twin

Looks like we gonna get that 3rd Rd. Pick

ww85
ww85

Tracy Porter is visiting the Giants. Doesn't it make sense for him to visit the Jets as well?

twin
twin

Decker and Jones.....

chuco
chuco

I'm tired of hearing who the jets are interested in where are the signings if hey are that interested

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

jets better pull the trigger on this one!

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

im wondering if the jets are going all offense in free agency especially since the rex ryan era the jets are alot better in drafting defensive talent than offensive talent??

lagoo
lagoo

I want revis but I honestly think we'll bring cro back. He's not going to get offered much in free agency I say we bring him back for cheap. The raiders brought in Terrell Thomas before they brought in cro

bradysucks
bradysucks

I am of the belief that the Jets are like a pirate ship. The smart thing to do is throw Revis a life preserver and make Sanchez and Stephen Hill walk the plank!

Swami has spoken. Swami knows.....

bob
bob

I WANT MY CORNER...........BACK!

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

And que the jets are interested in miles Austin chatter...

Vinny Cammarato
Vinny Cammarato

Well thank God we signed a solid CB already so we dont have another glaring need ? Oh wait. 

eric88
eric88

Trade for him, play him at least 1 Year and you can trade or release him anytime with no cap hit or roll him over year to year, still no cap hit if you part ways later.

Anthony Perez
Anthony Perez

If we trade for revised, that means we get him on a contract with no guaranteed money,right? Isn't that a good thing???

hazard2012
hazard2012

@Tyrone Garcia  


Denver IS desperate.   They've got to win while they still have Peyton, so they've got to do everything now.  

bklyndude
bklyndude

@hazard2012    If Idzik goes after Revis,  he is not going to want to deal with holdouts every year.  It will be a contract for good money with Revis getting close to half guaranteed.  

Any holdouts,  and the contract should include language that allows the Jets to rip it up.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  Maybe that will put to rest the accusations that they only make moves to sell PSL's.


Wheee?


ww85
ww85

@twin  Bucs are waiting until the last moments to see if they get a single trade offer for Revis. I bet a 7th rounder snags him at this point. But he'll probably get cut @ 3:59 or close.

Brendan
Brendan

@j3tsfan29  Because this is how Idzik works. Bargain bin shopping mixed in with a few choice big expenditures. For ever Eric Decker signing you'll get 10 like Austin Miles. 

ww85
ww85

@eric88  In some ways the deal makes some sense for the Jets to throw away a 6th rounder & just let him play week to week.  The downside is that $$$ could be better spent on an average NFL CB & some good weapons on offense. But a SB contender makes the most sense.

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

@Anthony Perez  plus we're prob not gonna spend all our cap money this year anyway. But you don't wanna give up a highish pick if it's just a one year thing

westcoastJET28
westcoastJET28

@Bent @elmoronDo they really? I thought they only had like 16-17 million in cap space?? Well I guess making more space is not impossible but, still.

eric88
eric88

@ww85  Yes, but we are so far under the cap that we will end up leaving much of it on the table anyway.

Maybe with him a Decker, a lineman or two, allot of draft picks why can't we contend?

Anthony Perez
Anthony Perez

How about we give them back there 4th and they give us a 5th.... After all they are the ones trying to dump him....

ww85
ww85

@eric88 It's not the worst idea, but also I'm fine if we spend the money elsewhere. I'd rather get 2 decent CBs for less than we'd pay Revis.

harold
harold

@DarrolRayFanClub

that is my point if he wants to come home sign him at 4pm.  Why would you give up picks at 2:45PM

harold
harold

How about we wait until 4pm.