Next, Rocco Constantino from “Bleacher Report” stopped by with these words:
I think the Jets should explore trading Revis. They might as well float the idea of trading Revis and see what happens. Some writers seem to already know what the market will bring back for Revis. However, if the “gold rush” is really developing the way that has been reported, maybe the Jets could get a couple of teams into a bidding war and get more than his expected value.
What if the 49ers and Seahawks both were serious on the Revis sweepstakes? Whose to say they won’t bid each other up?
If the Jets choose to negotiate with Revis, they can use any interest they have had in Revis as leverage. If Revis really wants to stay with the Jets, maybe they can get him at a reasonable price.
My first choice is to keep him & trade Cromartie, but if the market blows up for Revis, they may get something too good to turn down.
Here is what Lori Gleason had to say about Darrelle:
The jets should not trade Revis. He is the face of the franchise and he is the reason people go to the games. If Woody wants to loose fans then do it but it is a bad idea. I understand the jets feel like they cannot resign him but what they should do is get rid of others instead. We have a couple of other players that we could trade to free up cap. Then at the end of the year Sachez is gone and we give revis that money. I think the jets should do everything they can to keep him. He has been the best thing to this franchise and has made us relevant again.
Next, we have some thoughts from John Szeligowski Jr.:
The problem with trading Darrelle Revis is getting equal value for him (of course you need to factor in his injury/recovery) and getting that value in an area of need. His talent is not something you exchange for potential talent, so taking what we know of the upcoming draft and common sense prevailing, trading even for a number one pick in the upcoming season is evidence of a brain aneurism. If that’s the scenario you feel you want to go with then the pot has to be sweetened with a number one draft pick in two drafts from now as well. The Jets should only be looking at top level LBs and OLs from the 2013 draft and you don’t need to deal the league’s best defensive player in order to get them. The 49ers say they would be interested in Darrelle and it’s no secret that they would love to unload Smith, but my first reaction is “gimme a draft pick in 2014 or another quality player on top of him.” The only thing Smith has proven is that he finally got used to the 49ers offensive system; the Jets need immediate return not a project in exchange for Revis.