What Might Revis be Worth?

If there’s truth to the rumors that the Jets are looking at trading away one of their best players for draft picks,  then it bears the question as to … what is Revis worth?

The Post spoke to some league folks to get a sense of what the Jets might get in compensation for the league’s best cornerback.  While one GM thought that a 1st and a 3rd would be reasonable, another source thought that the Jets backdoor proclamation might have hurt them when it comes to their asking price.

“They’ve tipped their hand and taken all their leverage away,’’ a second NFL source with knowledge of the situation told The Post. “This could have been done in silence, other than saying ‘We’re going to trade our best player,’ coming from the owner.

“The Jets have no choice now so I would offer them a first. If I’m Kansas City, I offer them the first overall pick in the draft for him, what the hell? What [the Jets] really did is kill their end of the compensation.’’

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The unmentioned impasse of course is that Revis doesn’t want to play on his current deal and wants a new one.  That’s something the Jets can ill afford on their 2013 cap.  Of course that means slamming more money into the 2014 cap for Revis to make up for it and Woody might be reaching a point of diminishing returns  — for right or wrong.

It wasn’t a smart way to play the story by either intentionally or unintentionally allowing this story to get into LaCanfora’s hands.  The Jets probably would have been better served by quietly shopping him first.  

Even so, if the Jets don’t like the offers that they will get for Revis they don’t have to take them.  Revis will play at his old level for the 2013 season regardless of what happens or doesn’t happen with the Jets.  Revis won’t hold out this year — not this close to free agency.  Revis made that decision for himself last year when he decided against it and now a year closer he’d take two steps back by holding out according to his contract prevents him from doing so in trade for never being franchised.  Just one season from free agency and a massive contract, he’s not going to do anything to let the Jets get any more leverage over him.

Of course, if the Jets don’t deal him or sign him to a new contract before the season starts, there’s  almost no chance that he would return to the Jets in 2014.  He would have been through too much to be swayed by a hometown discount at that point.




14 comments
greekgod
greekgod

George Young always said to pick the BEST available player in the draft.....Always


He also said that losing teams draft for need.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

understand Skookaloop on this, however; the 2014 draft was equally as deep in WR and Reese still selected OBJ. You've been a Giants fan long enough to know that Reese makes lots of moves that leaves us scratching our heads. I personally don't feel he should be drafting a WR in the 1st, but it wouldn't surprise me if he does. it also wouldn't surprise me if he drafts a CB in the 1st round; which I wouldn't want to see happen either.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Last season the top 3 WR taken in the 2014 draft was

Sammy Watkins

Mike Evans

Odell Beckham Jr

This years top 3 WR in the 2015 draft are equally or arguably better

Kevin White

Amari Cooper

DeVante Parker

Now if this order was in reverse and the 2014 class were coming out this year, how many of you wouldn't select the three WR mentioned above over Scherff???Watkins, Evans and OBJ are all BPA over Scherrff. The same can be said with White, Cooper and Parker

rico
rico

@Michael Stewart How can you compare guys that have not spent one second in the NFL to 3 guys that completed their rookies years, one of which won Rookie of the Year and might be one of the most exciting offensive players who's ever worn Giant-Blue...but While Cooper and Parker are "arguably better"?  What the heck?

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Fans tend to focus too much on the 1st round and who the Giants will take. We need to understand that the NFL draft consists of 7 rounds and the Giants have 8 picks and not just 1. Lots of depth in this draft and Reese should be able to select talent to help the team and develop depth

David Lopez
David Lopez

If White, Cooper, or Parker are available, I don't see how Reese can pass on any one of them.

It'd be foolish to do so.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

BottomLine, it just doesn't matter...

there are so many holes on this roster...

FS - SS - LG - OLB - DT - DE - MLB, any of these position could be drafted in rounds 1 & 2 and be a day 1 starter for the NYG's.

this draft is very deep in WR's, Value says wait until later rounds.

1. Cooper

2. White

3. Parker

4. Jaelen Strong, 6'4", 205 lbs, AZ St.

5. Bresah Perriman,6'3, 215 lbs, Central FL.

6. Dorial Green-Beckham, 6'5", 225 lbs, Missouri

7. Nelson Agholor, 6'0, 198 lbs, USC

8. Devin Funchess, 6'5", 235, Michigan

9. Sammy Coats, 6'2", 212 lbs, Auburn

thom
thom

@Skookaloop  

later rounds?.....all of these guys will be gone by round 2..........as a mock draft site said, drafting a top-3 WR  guy will force the opposing safeties to stay deep....this opens the run game......everyone has their opinions.....grab Parker/Cooper/White.....in Round 2, if any of these 3 are at your top board - Tevin Coleman or Ajayl or Duke Johnson - then grab one of them ....lots of talent in this draft and the Giants consensus picks (not just Reese) should do well from there....plus UDFA........weaponize Eli, the most important player on your team.... 

thatfunk
thatfunk

@Skookaloop Phillip Dorsett should be up on your list.  Another intriguing option at WR in the late rounds is Deandre Smelter.  


Personally I want Cooper but don't think he's available at 9. I'm painfully pessimistic about Cruz ever returning to form and think the Giants draft with a similar mindset. 


@thom Like your theory on weaponizing Eli. I think Yeldon can contribute from day 1. Reports are saying the Bucs are shopping Doug Martin for a 3rd-4th round pick. Fantasy football bias aside, I think he's an interesting option at RB. 


Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@thatfunk @Skookaloop @thom

Wr Dorsett is a Slot WR in my book, i think he goes 3rd round.

WR Smelter had a torn ACL, had a good rehab, and is a good 7th round risk

Christopher Patrick
Christopher Patrick

My pick would be Scherff as they need to improve the line, which will help both the running & passing games.

I would also take a look at who is available for the Defense as it was "broken" last year.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Christopher Patrick That would be a pick of need and Reese doesn't operate that way. He will 99% select the BPA and if any of those 3 WR are there (especially White or Cooper) he will take either one of them over Scherff.

thom
thom

I could not have said it better myself......it will be a consensus pick regardless of the athlete chosen.....Mara, TC, the scouts will be "all in" whoever they choose.....Parker (or Cooper.White) lined up with the others would be a nightmare for defenses.....a fully-loaded WR-set.....I think at least one of the top-3 WR's will at # 9....it's a consensus call for the Giants.....as always.........

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@thom Agreed, the Giants could always select and OL in either rounds 2 or 3. It wouldn't surprise me if Reese drafts a WR, CB, OL in the 1st 3 rounds (no particular order). .