The question that has been circulating around Gang Green is “how can you trade your franchise player?” Well the answer is quite simple. When you need to revamp most of your roster, you have very little choice. And that is what the Jets did over the weekend.
They traded their All World cornerback, Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a first round pick in Thursday’s 2013 NFL Draft and a conditional third round pick in next year’s draft. Yes, they should have gotten more for someone of Revis’ talent, but considering that he is recovering from a torn ACL injury, combined with the enormous salary demands that he has expressed over the past four months, they are lucky they got the two picks.
Lets face it: the Jets are in rebuilding mode whether they want to admit it or not. And the best way for them to rebuild is to stockpile draft picks. This is a start.
Revis wanted quarterback money, and you can’t pay a cornerback that type of money, especially when you have so many holes to fill throughout your roster. If you had a complete team and the cap space was there, perhaps you could consider paying him close to what he wanted, but that is not the case for our beloved Jets.
I did not want see him leave, but I understand. He is not bigger than the team and the team has too many needs. Like Chris Rock once said. I ain’t saying that it is right but I understand!”