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Speculation commences on what Jets could get for Revis

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The Jets have made it known that they will at least explore their options regarding cornerback Darrelle Revis.  Which means that anyone interested in trading for him now knows that he’s available.

So what could the Jets get?  An NFL source with knowledge of the market tells the New York Post that the Jets will aim high.

“They’re going to ask for two [first-round picks],’’ the source said, which coincidentally is the same package they got for receiver Keyshawn Johnson 13 years ago. “It’s going to take probably a first and a third [round pick] and salary . . .  picking up the money end of it is a big consideration as well. Maybe a throw-in seventh-round pick depending on how well he does.’’

That seems ridiculously high, given the impact of the rookie wage scale on the value of draft picks and given that Revis is still recovering from a torn ACL.  No one will give up that kind of value without knowing Revis will be the same player — and without knowing that he’ll be sticking around for a while under a contract that he deems acceptable.  Which will be hard to negotiate until knowing if he’s healthy.

Seven years ago, the Dolphins gave up a second-round pick for quarterback Daunte Culpepper, who had suffered the knee-ligament Trifecta the prior season.  And Culpepper never was the same as he was from 2000 through 2004.

More recently, the Patriots gave up a fourth-round pick for cornerback Aqib Talib and a seventh-round pick, even though Talib was in the final year of his rookie deal.  Though the Patriots have not yet extended Talib’s contract, they have the luxury of the franchise tag; Revis can’t be tagged.

Another source tells the Post that the Jets will get less than they could have gotten by allowing their intentions to be known.

“They’ve tipped their hand and taken all their leverage away,’’ the source said.  “This could have been done in silence, other than saying ‘We’re going to trade our best player,’ coming from the owner.”

We disagree with that.  The Jets will maximize their return for Revis by maximizing interest.  It becomes an auction, and if two or more teams decide they must have him, the offers will (in theory) get better and better.

The only problem is that, by allowing word of the trade interest to be leaked, the Jets now have a potential issue with their best player.  And it will take more than a give-me-time-to-review-the-roster conversation with new G.M. John Idzik to restore the belief that the Jets plan to keep Revis around.

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  1. esplife03 says: Jan 26, 2013 3:46 PM

    Honestly it’s not too crazy, the Jets are so screwed right now they a few playmakers. Revis is a great player, but a great cb is not something to build your team around. He needs to get out of dodge and sign with a team that will actually get him somewhere. If I were the jets I would trade down and pile up as many picks as I could and turn the team around, kind of how the vikings played the draft last year. Trade down their first (a great pick) and pick up another teams first and third just for revis, if management does their job they’ll have a plethora of picks in the first four rounds.

  2. kgun80 says: Jan 26, 2013 3:48 PM

    Nobody would give up a fist and a third for a corner who is coming off of a serious injury.. Well actually I take that back the Raiders are still in the NFL

  3. cool10857 says: Jan 26, 2013 3:51 PM

    The jets suck and are being run by a bunch of idiots.

  4. ttommytom says: Jan 26, 2013 3:52 PM

    The Jets are going to be terrible either way. Unless one of those picks is a franchise QB.

    With who they have picking, those are some slim odds…

  5. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 26, 2013 3:53 PM

    Gonna be some dumb GM out there, thinkin he is the only missing peice to the puzzle, cant believe that tannembaum asked him as he was laid up in the hospital, “who can you recomend to sign to replace you” lol that was the wrong way to go about it im sure!!

  6. lostsok says: Jan 26, 2013 3:56 PM

    They’ll have to settle for multiple non-first picks. Two 2nd’s probably. The ACL thing is a killer.

  7. ampats says: Jan 26, 2013 3:57 PM

    If the Jets were smart(which they’re not) , similar to what the Red Sox did is force any team that wants Mevis to take Sanchez also as part of the deal.

  8. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 26, 2013 4:03 PM

    You always bring up Culpepper’s knee and ignore the fact that he was exactly as bad after the knee injury as he had been the entire first half of 2005.

    2005 QB Rating: 72
    2006-2009 QB Rating: 71.6

    He forgot how to play before injuring his knee.

  9. lanjoith says: Jan 26, 2013 4:07 PM

    You would be crazy to give up a 1st round pick for Revis. He is coming off a major knee injury and he has proven to be a malcontent who has shown his willingness to hold out. I’d give up a starter and a 3rd round pick for him but some team (cough, cough …Cowboys) will overpay.

  10. mec693 says: Jan 26, 2013 4:13 PM

    revis is arguably the greatest corner of all time and he’s still in his prime.. if you don’t get multiple 1st rounders then forget it I’d take revis over a couple quality players (1st and 3rd) any day on account of how dominant he really is

  11. thegregwitul says: Jan 26, 2013 4:14 PM

    This isn’t 13 years ago, so you can forget about two number one picks for any player except for franchise QB’s and premier talents like Calvin Johnson or Von Miller. Even though the Keyshawn Johnson trade worked out for the Bucs as the team ended up winning a Super Bowl a few years later, let us not forget other wideouts such as Peerless Price who was traded to Atlanta for a number one pick, and that didn’t work out at all.

    With the rookie cap in place, draft picks have more value because you aren’t forced to reach for players anymore.

    So what is the value for Revis? If he is healthy, I’d say a 1st and 3rd round pick would be fair. Perhaps the 3rd could be upgraded depending on performance, but at least one 1st round pick will be required.

    Which teams make the most sense to acquire Revis? Two come immediately to mind; the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bills have hired a handful of ex-Jet coaches and could plug Revis into a scheme that he is comfortable in. Paired with promising first year CB Stephon Gilmore, the Bills might actually be able to make it to the postseason for the first time in 13 years. As for the Bucs, they have the worst collection of CB’s in the entire NFL, would be willing to trade a first round pick and contrary to popular belief, the ownership is willing to spend money when the talent is available to spend it on (Vincent Jackson and Carl Nicks. Heck, they even wasted money on Eric Wright). If Revis is dealt, I see him going to one of those two teams.

  12. romoscollarbone says: Jan 26, 2013 4:16 PM

    They could get creative and do say a 2nd, 2 3rds and a conditional pick that escalates to a first if he plays x amount of snaps. Because while getting picks is a large part of this, so is clearing the salary.

  13. sadskinsfan89 says: Jan 26, 2013 4:18 PM

    There is no way they will get 2 1st. Thats just ridiculous

  14. sadskinsfan89 says: Jan 26, 2013 4:21 PM

    @thegregwitful. bro there is no way they trade him within the division.

  15. nyyanksmf says: Jan 26, 2013 4:23 PM

    If your Seattle or San Fran who both were supposedly interested would u throw your 2nd round pick plus Flynn or Alex smith for revis. The jets could finally get a better qb than Sanchez and a 2nd round pick out of it. I don’t see the caliber of quarterback coming out of this draft. Matt barkley is from USC so there goes that! Tyler Wilson maybe or mike Glennon is a stretch

  16. sportsfan69 says: Jan 26, 2013 4:26 PM

    I have to laugh at all of these NYJets fans. The best deal you’re going to get if your lucky is a middle to late 2 round pick. He’s in the final year of his contract. He’s rental player. Why would any intelligent GM trade for Revis when he’s coming off a serious knee injury in the final year of his contract. Any who GM who trades for Revis, will his lose their job at the end of the year and be labeled forever as “moron”.

  17. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jan 26, 2013 4:27 PM

    I will trade Titus Young Sr. straight up
    for Mr. Revis. Signed, Jim Schwartz

  18. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 26, 2013 4:33 PM

    nyyanksmf says: Jan 26, 2013 4:23 PM

    If your Seattle or San Fran who both were supposedly interested would u throw your 2nd round pick plus Flynn or Alex smith for revis. The jets could finally get a better qb than Sanchez and a 2nd round pick out of it. I don’t see the caliber of quarterback coming out of this draft. Matt barkley is from USC so there goes that! Tyler Wilson maybe or mike Glennon is a stretch

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    The Jets are going to do what the Jets do.

    They will reach in the 3rd, and insist he’s the next Russell Wilson.

    And he’ll be terrible.

  19. loveorhatethejets says: Jan 26, 2013 4:37 PM

    1st round and something else is a must for revis and i extremely doubt we would give him up to a divison rival thats just stupid.

  20. deltaoracle says: Jan 26, 2013 4:37 PM

    As Hemingway wrote, “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”

  21. spideysdog says: Jan 26, 2013 4:37 PM

    if I am John Schneider, I would do Flynn and a 2ns rounder in a heartbeat. Seahawks secondary is already solid. if he doesn’t regain his old form, then smile at the end of the year and let him walk. BUT if he does get back to Island status…. the Legion of Boom becomes the toughest secondary in the NFL. Sherman and Revis on the outsides, Browner in the slot, and Chancellor and Thomas at the safety positions??? sign me up right now.

  22. loveorhatethejets says: Jan 26, 2013 4:42 PM

    sportsfan69 says:Jan 26, 2013 4:26 PM

    I have to laugh at all of these NYJets fans. The best deal you’re going to get if your lucky is a middle to late 2 round pick. He’s in the final year of his contract. He’s rental player. Why would any intelligent GM trade for Revis when he’s coming off a serious knee injury in the final year of his contract. Any who GM who trades for Revis, will his lose their job at the end of the year and be labeled forever as “moron”.
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    Clearly your the moron because you think revis is worthless, he is hands down the best cb in football possible history.
    question, since your a football guru what happen with AP? wasnt he supposed to decline in stats?
    how did that work out i have more names but ap is the best example,and for someone who hates the jets sure pays alot of attention to them.

  23. j0esixpack says: Jan 26, 2013 4:46 PM

    This has less to do with Revis and more to do with Woody demonstrating that he is actually the GM

    Bad news for the Jets but good news for the rest of the league

  24. sufferingbirdsfan says: Jan 26, 2013 4:59 PM

    Two 1st’s would be too steep without the knee issue. Good luck getting that now. Tell you what, Eagles send Asomugha and a 2nd rounder over to you and we’ll take our chances on the knee and resigning him.

  25. green41563 says: Jan 26, 2013 5:15 PM

    Hold on. Lemme make sure I get this right.

    Keyshawn Johnson got two #1 picks; Joey Galloway got two #1 picks; Sean Gilbert got two #1 picks; Jay Cutler got two #1 picks; Carson Palmer got a #1 and a #2 pick; Laveranues Coles got a #1 pick; Drew Bledsoe got a #1 pick; and even Rick Mirer got a #1 pick, but the Jets don’t deserve a #1 pick and then some for a 27-year-old HOF-caliber corner?

    And the injury thing, please. This isn’t 1993. Coming back from ACL tears is pretty close to routine now. Besides, the Jets could trade him during the season, by which time the injury question mark will be resolved one way or the other.

  26. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 26, 2013 5:15 PM

    Browner and sherman, with revis could be lethal, id admit that, but who knows, could be one too many blown up ego’s.
    i know its a random drug test, but shouldnt sherm be re-tested? He still drinks even though they not playin.

  27. romospersonalsnuggie says: Jan 26, 2013 5:20 PM

    He’ll be traded to the redskins for a first round…. Oh wait nevermind

  28. smithopher says: Jan 26, 2013 5:27 PM

    He’s worth two first rounders. If he comes back as good as he was, he really is. If he were to be franchised, which I know he can’t, any team trying to get him would have to give up two first rounders. Shutdown corners who can lock down the best WRs out there don’t just grow on trees. I say the jets should hold off on trading him, let him start the season with the jets and trade him after we all have a chance to see how he’s performing. If he’s back to his old self, he’s worth two first rounders. I’d love to get Alex smith and a first round pick from sf but I know that they have too many players to pay to be able to cough up 15+ million a year for a cb. Aldon smith, navorro bowman, Justin smith, kaepernick will be due a raise if he performs like this next season again, of course Patrick Willis, the studs on the offensive line, those safeties, Vernon Davis, Crabtree… The 49ers can’t afford him, in a coupoe years they wont even be able to afford to keep the players they already have. Which sucks because as a jets fan if we can’t have him, that’s where I would want to see him go. That would be a disgusting defense, could be one of the best in history quite honestly.

  29. rcali says: Jan 26, 2013 6:03 PM

    Buh, Bye Mevis. Don’t forget to take your island with you.

  30. nwodawg says: Jan 26, 2013 6:19 PM

    There is nothing routine about coming back from an ACL tear. Ask Derrick Rose. AP, is the exception not the rule. Also as good as Revis has been, to call him the best CB in history is naive. One could argue that he isnt even the best in the league. Compare Revis’ stats to Charles Woodson and judge for yourself!

  31. FinFan68 says: Jan 26, 2013 6:25 PM

    Lions 1st rounder + 4th rounder + Titus Young as long as Revis signs a long term deal. Each team gets rid of their headache and addresses a need assuming the players fix their issues.

  32. spfripp says: Jan 26, 2013 6:36 PM

    I really don;t think 2 1st round picks are realistic. I think they could get maybe a 1st rd. I don’t see hoe a GM could invest so much in a player who is coming off of an injury that normally takes a player a full year to recover from (Please leave AP out of this, he is an exception). So basically a GM will be trading for a CB who most likely be playing around 70-80% to what his level is and gambling he will last the season and that he could sign him to an extension. Not to mention the money that would get him to sign a new contract would be around what a QB makes.

    With so many questions about his health. his contract and his history of wanting more money, I just don’t see 2 1st rd picks happening.

  33. pisano says: Jan 26, 2013 7:19 PM

    Hey Jets, I’d be more concerned with the money you pissed away on Sanchez, and furthermore what in Gods name are you going to do with him, it’s a cinch no other team will want him. Another brilliant move from the organization otherwise known as ” The ship of fools”

  34. ddogdaddy says: Jan 26, 2013 7:28 PM

    @spideysdog
    From 1 dog to another, your proposal makes sense. I would much rather see him with a horse shoe on his helmet but not sure we got the ammo to get him. Plus it gets him out of the AFC. Scarey for the rest of the NFC if the Hawks can pull it off though. Yikes.

  35. oreo51 says: Jan 26, 2013 7:45 PM

    if I am John Schneider, I would do Flynn and a 2ns rounder in a heartbeat. Seahawks secondary is already solid. if he doesn’t regain his old form, then smile at the end of the year and let him walk. BUT if he does get back to Island status…. the Legion of Boom becomes the toughest secondary in the NFL. Sherman and Revis on the outsides, Browner in the slot, and Chancellor and Thomas at the safety positions??? sign me up right now.
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    I would do that deal only if we added a conditional 7th rounder coming back to the Hawks in 2014. If he doesn’t play a given number of snaps the 7th rounder escalates up all the way to a 1st. If he is hurt, the Jets would have essentially taken Flynn for nothing and the Hawks are stuck with the salary hit from Revis who would elect his player option on the remaining years on his contract.

  36. jerryyouradisgrace says: Jan 26, 2013 7:45 PM

    Greatest cb of all time?? You must be to young to remember Deion Sanders….he was the greatest by far.
    Not only a shutdown corner but a unreal punt returner and a very good receiver. He came up with the biggest plays in the BIGGEST games, NFC championship games and SB. Not to mention a pretty good MLB player. I think he was voted in the top 20 athletes of all time. Revis is great but sorry not in sanders league

  37. 1uniquename says: Jan 26, 2013 8:00 PM

    Obviously guys if a team does trade for him they’ll have to have the cap space to sign him to a long term deal and Revis would have to sign that contract extension. He would most definitely get at minimum a first and third if not more. Because if this there’s only a handful of teams who can afford this, both with cap space and draft pics to spare. The front runners will be the browns and dolphins with the dolphins being the most likely suitor. They could give the 12th pic and one of their two 2nd or 3rd rounders and they have plenty of cap room, not to mention a glaring need at cb and a gm desperately looking to prove himself with a big “look at me” move. Unfortunately for jet fans this may get derailed cause of their rivalry but imo it’s a perfect fit, if these teams weren’t division rivals it would be a no brainer.

  38. haydenpryor says: Jan 26, 2013 8:14 PM

    The Lions should trade for him, because everyone they draft gets arrested…

  39. EJ says: Jan 26, 2013 8:33 PM

    Revis to Buffalo for this years 2nd rounder and next years 3rd round draft pick. Revis and Gilmore manning the corners would be nice.

  40. oreo51 says: Jan 26, 2013 8:37 PM

    His contract is the the problem. Not being able to franchise him and the player option removes most of the teams leverage. Idzik is no dummy. He can come out whole by working with his old buddies in Seattle. He may deliver Revis to Seattle on a team friendly deal that helps both sides. If he was healthy it would be different but it is not. The leverage I see is that Idsik could cut him right now. The guaranteed money appears to have been absorbed in the cap previously. This would force Revis into free agency with an ACL tear before he is ready. While he would get a contract it is not likely to be what he and his agent are hoping for. Idsik has no skin in the game. It isn’t his contract. He can use Seattle to rework the contract prior to a trade. Everyone wins although not as much as Jet fans or Revis hope for.

  41. francheyes says: Jan 26, 2013 10:27 PM

    At this point who cares? No cb will change the outcome of a team unless they have multiple pcs in place. Look at champ bailey, he’s been with Denver for years and until they brought manning in it didn’t matter. New England, san Fran, giants, Seattle, colts to name a few..I just don’t see any of those forking over big money and picks. He’ll go somewhere and won’t matter

  42. justwannawinna says: Jan 26, 2013 10:53 PM

    I think theyll get a 2 and a 3 that will turn into a 1 and 2 given his play is great to the 49ers or another NFc team like the Redskins.

  43. huskersrock1 says: Jan 26, 2013 10:53 PM

    The guy ain’t worth more than a 3rd rounder; you still have to sign him and you know what a pain that is, The has been in the league for 5 years, he has held out twice and threatened to hold out once.

  44. TSizzleBallSoHard says: Jan 26, 2013 10:58 PM

    The Colts offered 2second round picks and the jets turned it down.

  45. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jan 26, 2013 11:05 PM

    49ers dont need an overpriced diva cb

  46. mec693 says: Jan 26, 2013 11:09 PM

    not worth more than a 3rd rounder?! is that a joke.. i feel that people realize that draft picks are not currency, they are players. You’re telling me revis, an all pro 3 years in a row, in his prime, is worth what most likely could be a solid starter or career backup quarterback? I know everyone loves to hate the Jets but I find it funny how dumb all you angry haters can sound

  47. 69finfan says: Jan 26, 2013 11:11 PM

    How about a bottle of Hot Sauce?

  48. themackstrong says: Jan 26, 2013 11:12 PM

    spideysdog says: Jan 26, 2013 4:37 PM

    if I am John Schneider, I would do Flynn and a 2ns rounder in a heartbeat. Seahawks secondary is already solid. if he doesn’t regain his old form, then smile at the end of the year and let him walk. BUT if he does get back to Island status…. the Legion of Boom becomes the toughest secondary in the NFL. Sherman and Revis on the outsides, Browner in the slot, and Chancellor and Thomas at the safety positions??? sign me up right now.

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    I know it sounds great on paper but Browner would get torn up in the slot trying to cover speedy WR’s inside. Browner uses the sideline and size to his advantage-limiting the WR direction. Inside he would be at the mercy of a Welker or Cruz. Seattle has excellent slot CB in Thurmond if he can finally get healthy. Revis and the contract he will be looking for will be much better fit to a team without a top tier CB. Sanders was the greatest of all time and its not even a contest. Revis he can again become the best shutdown corner in today’s game he hasn’t even reached Champ Bailey’s doing it year after year.

  49. undraftedstar says: Jan 27, 2013 1:08 AM

    romospersonalsnuggie says:
    Jan 26, 2013 5:20 PM
    He’ll be traded to the redskins for a first round…. Oh wait nevermind
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    Nah this is more of the Cowboys territory. Jerry Jones will write a big check figuring paired with carr it’ll be the most dynamic secondary,then give him some popcorn before realize he has over a 100m in the secondary for a 20th ranked pass Defense.

  50. blakeden says: Jan 27, 2013 9:46 AM

    It appears the Jets have become a mirror image of there head coach……All talk and NO results. With that said trade Revis to SF for Alex Smith…

  51. kev86 says: Jan 27, 2013 8:54 PM

    Alex Smith to Jets for Revis?

  52. chawk12thman says: Jan 28, 2013 3:03 AM

    Matt Flynn and 2nd rd with 7th round conditional on Revis playing would seem to work for all. Flynn has contract issues for the cap so it may not be ideal unless he restructures his contract to help make this happen. He could then try to beat out Sanchez in a legitimate QB competition.

    Other option is to have Browner with 2nd and the conditional 7th Rd pick. I like the first option better but either would work.

  53. mec693 says: Jan 28, 2013 2:09 PM

    Greatest cb of all time?? You must be to young to remember Deion Sanders….he was the greatest by far.
    Not only a shutdown corner but a unreal punt returner and a very good receiver. He came up with the biggest plays in the BIGGEST games, NFC championship games and SB. Not to mention a pretty good MLB player. I think he was voted in the top 20 athletes of all time. Revis is great but sorry not in sanders league

    I hate to burst your bubble but as far as covering goes (which is the primary purpose of a corner) nobody touches revis, EVER. Throughout his tenure in NY he takes #1 receivers on ANY team and holds them to one or two catches. When he’s man up they don’t touch anything and the thought that one guy can do that is incredible. Just ask Randy Moss, Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker, Brandon Marshall and basically whoever you can think of. The list goes on and on and as many ESPN analysts have said, we didn’t think we’d see a better cover corner then sanders, but we have

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