Keep in mind, this is based purely on speculation… but enjoy!
What if the Revis trade rumors, which Woody Johnson supposedly initiated himself, were intentionally leaked?
There’s a lot of frustration throughout Jets Nation, about how Woody Johnson is wrong for opening his mouth. Besides, no owner should be discussing player personnel decisions with the public anyway… But what if Woody and new GM John Idzik have a strategy for the TMZ-like New York reporters that relentlessly chase after the Jets “circus”?
It’s not that far-fetched.
You see, by quietly leaking this rumor, the Jets can see what an injured Revis is worth on the open market.
Here’s a few options that could arise:
- Jets are offered a 1st round pick, along with a conditional 3rd round pick.
By taking this offer to the Revis-negotiation-table, the Jets are able to pitch an offer that exceeds the value of a 1st and 3rd round pick. Revis’ camp won’t be able to argue much, because it’s his going-rate in the open market.
- Jets are offered a mid-to-high 1st round pick in the upcoming draft.
The Jets will quickly realize that Revis is worth much, much more. They will then be able to take the offer to the Revis-table again, paying him a great amount, that represents his value compared to a 1st round pick.
- Jets are offered a package of mid-round picks, due to the perception of NFL circles that, “Woody’s desperate to get rid of him”.
This situation would be the most beneficial to the Jets. Idzik would be able to bring this to Revis’ camp, and explain that their offer will destroy the “open-market value” that the Jets would get in return for a trade. This will show Revis that the Jets are invested in him and also want to get a long-term deal done to keep him happy.
It’s worth it for the Jets to invest in him. I believe there are 4 cornerstones– Quarterback, Offensive Tackle, Pass Rusher, and Cornerback.
The Jets have 2 of the 4 set… Tackle and Cornerback… so it wouldn’t be wise to let a cornerstone fall, in my opinion.
I realize that I am “Pro-Revis” here, but you can’t argue that he has a knack for finding the ball.
Darrelle Revis is the only NFL cornerback that can shut down the top receivers, and make a play on a back-shoulder pass (while staying in-bounds) like this one below:
Please take the jump to page 2 where JETSerious will present a conclusion, and a (hypothetical) solution to all of this Revis saga!