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Could cornerback market hurt Revis?

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With the market for free-agent cornerbacks paying out $6 million per year, it’s time to pose an important question.

At what point will the shift impact the value of Darrelle Revis?

It’s widely assumed that Revis wants $15 million or thereabouts per year on a long-term deal.  If cornerbacks not named Revis are getting dramatically less than that, at some point his value gets dragged down, too.

That’s why, if/when the Buccaneers pull the plug on a possible trade, the best move for Revis will be to play out the final year of his contract, show that he’s healthy, and hit the market next year, hopeful that he’ll be able to do better than the guys currently trying to get paid.

Of course, Revis could still be traded to a team willing to keep him for a season and collect the compensatory pick if/when he walks away in 2014.  But that would result in a much lower haul for the Jets, along with a risk that he’ll resurface next season with the Patriots — or the Giants.

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58 Responses to “Could cornerback market hurt Revis?”
  1. zippymcfarlane says: Mar 15, 2013 1:32 PM

    It might not hurt Revis as much as it hurts the Jets… since they will get far less, if anything, in trade.

    But yes, in the long term, he wont be getting what he got last time for his next contract, thats for sure.

  2. bucrightoff says: Mar 15, 2013 1:32 PM

    Cause the Bucs are gonna trade a first or second round pick for Revis without him being signed long term…please.

  3. themayr says: Mar 15, 2013 1:34 PM

    Since Revis is slated to make a large bonus tomorrow, I suspect the Jets may lower their asking price to Tampa. If they don’t, there are still several quality CBs available for the Bucs and they’d keep their picks as well. Win/win for Tampa, but adding Revis would be a massive boost against the pass happy NFC South…

  4. orakpocalypse says: Mar 15, 2013 1:34 PM

    The market could hurt Revis. So could playing hop scotch or making a peanut butter sandwich or standing up too quickly.

  5. fuglyflorio says: Mar 15, 2013 1:34 PM

    Hard to believe any team would put up that kind of money for this guy. He’s been nothing but trouble. And now he’s hurt. Guess it only takes one … one huge idiot.

  6. jets13 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:35 PM

    Idzik wants to keep revis, rex wants to keep revis……Woody, let them run the team and stop acting like jerry jones.

    The jets have cleared the cap space to sign him, especially for a contract that loads the cap hit in year 2….stop with this game of chicken and get it done.

  7. tdubdizzle says: Mar 15, 2013 1:35 PM

    I have a feeling if Revis goes to Tampa he won’t be as good as he was in New York. Rex Ryans scheme is a huge reason why hes as good as he is.

  8. John says: Mar 15, 2013 1:35 PM

    My roommate’s a Jets fan and I really do pity him.

  9. rg3andout says: Mar 15, 2013 1:36 PM

    no CB is worth 15 mill a year, maybe deion sanders back in the day, but he was also a all pro punt returner too

  10. rukkus1 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:39 PM

    Revis hurts his own market by being a demanding cancer

  11. kvanhorn87 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:39 PM

    Next level thinking. What is impact on corners in draft with slotted payscales regardless of position?

  12. carmelaanthonysoprano says: Mar 15, 2013 1:39 PM

    Why do you insist on making the claim that Revis will sign with the Patriots or the Giants? The only place that I’ve heard mention that is on your site and you seem to not take into account that the Giants will have to lock up their WR core, and their D-Line.

    In the words of Mean Girls, “stop trying to make fetch happen.”

  13. warhammer420 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:39 PM

    Revis needs a heavy dose of reality. He’s not worth $15 million per year.

  14. boogerhut says: Mar 15, 2013 1:39 PM

    Safe to say that a lot of players are finding out that if you don’t play QB these huge 8 digit deals are getting scarce.

  15. micknangold says: Mar 15, 2013 1:40 PM

    Revis is exactly the kind of guy who would try to stick it to the Jets in free agency.

  16. sschmiggles says: Mar 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    No one will pay $15m a year for Revis.

  17. rukkus1 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    MAybe the fact that revis wants a new contract every year even after hes been unfortunately injured for a long period of time is what hurts revis

  18. azarkhan says: Mar 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    How many times has he demanded the Jets renegotiate his contract? The Jets should give draft picks to any team that will take the greedy Revis off their hands.

  19. westampa says: Mar 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    If the Bucs want him that bad just wait a year until he becomes a free agent.

  20. phillythatswho says: Mar 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    Revis to Philly for Foles and a 2nd rd pick. Revis then signs at 12 a year.

  21. thegregwitul says: Mar 15, 2013 1:43 PM

    If the Bucs land Revis in a trade, they will pay the man. Make no mistake, the Glazers are willing to pay for elite talent. They spared no expense to sign all pro players in Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Dashon Goldson, and so long as Revis is healthy, he’ll get a nice contract regardless of the current CB market.

  22. drunkshortbusmunkeys says: Mar 15, 2013 1:44 PM

    Essentially Revis thinks he is worth more than an entire Defensive Backfield. Before FA started would you rather have your team trade for Revis (probably going to be at a minimum 1st round pick) AND pay him $15 million + a year OR would you rather your team sign 3 or 4 of these guys:

    Keenan Lewis
    Sean Smith
    Aquib Talib
    Brent Grimes
    Nnamdi Asomugha
    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
    Carey Williams
    Ed Reed
    Charles Woodson
    Dunta Robinson

    I would rather MY team sign an entire Defensive backfield than one DB coming off a serious knee injury who is a money grubbing me first player who wants a new contract every 2 years

  23. tampamac says: Mar 15, 2013 1:44 PM

    If I’m Mark Dominik, I’d offer the Jets 2nd rounders this year and next year. For Revis, I’d offer 4 years, $50 million with $25 million guaranteed and that’d be my final offer. If they take it, great. If not, move on.

  24. cuj0 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:45 PM

    It’s not about he money, Bucs can afford it. It’s about giving up multiple draft picks, Bucs are smart to not give up the first.

  25. jets4gold says: Mar 15, 2013 1:47 PM

    Jets will get a second round pick as compensation. Jets want a 1st and 3rd. Nothing less and shouldn’t accept anything less. Another thing, Jets might be just letting the FA market play out in their favor. I have said this all along. Let the market dictate the value and it has. Revis should lower his demands because there is no guarantee that he gets better from the injury. I think it wont change him. Go back and adjust your demands. 9-10 million a year maybe with more guarantees mid contract would fit him the most. This is why Idzik is a genius. He wont make a decision just because people say he should make one now. I have faith that Jets will either sign him for what the value really is or they can get what he is worth: 1st and 3rd or 4th

  26. wludford says: Mar 15, 2013 1:47 PM

    Zero chance Revis gets $15m.

    Vikings should offer Jets / Revis:

    1) A 3rd & 7th this year, and another 3rd next year, if the Vikings pick-up a extension option with Revis.

    2) $12m/year, 5-year extension to Revis, as an option the Vikings can pick-up after this year.

    Getting Revis to agree to a extension deal is the key obstacle to any trade, so better to offer more to Revis and less to the Jets. The Jets may have an offer for a 1st rounder, but that means nothing if Revis doesn’t go for the extension offer.

  27. sportnorcal says: Mar 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    Pretty sure Revis’ own attitude is what hurts Revis.

  28. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    This really is becoming a thermo-nuclear crisis for the jets – having such a high profile malcontent in the locker room that could poison so many other players on the team… Not good. I wonder if Santonio Holmes and Revis and pull off their own mutiny in ’13.

  29. jets4gold says: Mar 15, 2013 1:49 PM

    Revis wont get 15 a year after this FA market. He needs to accept he will only get at max 12 a year only from a bad team with cap space

  30. scrp2 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:50 PM

    The day’s not right without PFT’s three unnecessary Revis blog posts.

  31. ngatasteelersfan says: Mar 15, 2013 1:50 PM

    Feeling bad about what your team is doing in free agency, look at the Jets.

    You feel better now don’t ya.

  32. marvin49 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:51 PM

    The time this is taking for the trade to happen and the fact the the 49ers still haven’t signed Nnamdi or Woodson makes me wonder if they are stepping into the Revis talks.

  33. jets4gold says: Mar 15, 2013 1:54 PM

    cuj0 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:45 PM

    It’s not about he money, Bucs can afford it. It’s about giving up multiple draft picks, Bucs are smart to not give up the first.

    Jets are smarter.. Not accepting anything less than value. Sorry TB, you want him, you have to pay for his value.. Also who is to say they can afford him after next year? They haven’t been smart with their cap money

  34. jebdamone says: Mar 15, 2013 1:54 PM

    at no point has Revis ever been worth that number.

    also, the vikes signing revis is a complete waste. we still play primarily a cover two… no DB is worth 12million a year in such a scheme.

  35. scottbailey2013 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:57 PM

    I just heard Seattle was in trade talks with the Jets for Revis. OK, that is not true but it seems like everyday they pull one out of the hat.

  36. toybkshr says: Mar 15, 2013 2:04 PM

    Teams are now painfully aware: A flat salary cap doesn’t allow for QB $ being paid to other positions, and that Adrian Petersen was the exception, not the rule, of returning to pre ACL tear level the following season. All others don’t get back to 100% til 2nd season, and if there’s HGH testing going fwd that will further prlong the recovery period.

  37. thecasterkid says: Mar 15, 2013 2:05 PM

    Florio – Where is this Giants speculation coming from? This is the 3rd or 4th time you’ve used it?

    There are so many reasons that the giants picking up revis would not happen.

    1.) They don’t have the money

    2.) They almost NEVER pick up big names in FA

    3.) They rarely, if ever pick players with a history of selfishness or troublemakers (Plaxico aside)

    4.) They don’t have the money.

    Come on, Mike, no one who knows the Giants buys this.

  38. tampamac says: Mar 15, 2013 2:10 PM

    jets4gold- What? Dominik is EXTREMELY smart with the cap. He typically structures contracts to take the highest cap hit up front so it’s done with. Bucs haven’t had any cap issues since the Gruden/Allen regime left town.

  39. salventuri says: Mar 15, 2013 2:12 PM

    No corner is worth $15 million per year…even if he could should down balls with death-ray laser eyes.

  40. phenom4498 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:18 PM

    jets4gold says: Mar 15, 2013 1:54 PM
    Jets are smarter.. Not accepting anything less than value. Sorry TB, you want him, you have to pay for his value.. Also who is to say they can afford him after next year? They haven’t been smart with their cap money

    Ummm…..what are you talking about, who are you as a Jets fan to criticize ANYONE about being smart with cap money. Didn’t your Jets just have to dump half their team in order to get under the cap, and the Bucs still have way more room than the Jets

  41. jets4gold says: Mar 15, 2013 2:18 PM

    What I don’t get is when Pats traded Seymour for what they got for him they were praised as a smart business team. Oh my they were loved by that “bold” move and couldn’t hear enough about it. BUT now Jets are considering trading Revis, its only said how dumb thye are and how they are stupid for trading their best player and they are the worse organization in the league. Which is it?? It’s not ok and a great idea that the Pats do it and horrible anywhere else..
    The ACL injury is a NONE FACTOR to other teams. Rehab has come way too far. They are just using that to pay less to the Jets for him so they dont have to give up his true trade value. v

  42. jets4gold says: Mar 15, 2013 2:19 PM

    Oh and I may add Seymour was in his contract year and resigned with Oakland

  43. hehateme2 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:23 PM

    I don’t know. What is the market for a malcontent prima donna that wants to restucture his existing contract every other year?

    Not much in my books.

  44. hehateme2 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:25 PM

    BUT now Jets are considering trading Revis, its only said how dumb thye are and how they are stupid for trading their best player and they are the worse organization in the league.

    You’re right…. the jests ARE dumb. All you need do is look at their history. Just make sure you’re doing so on an empty stomach and while sitting down.

    That is all.

  45. raideralex99 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:27 PM

    The only reason Revis got a big contract was because Al Davis over paid Asomugha. Now that Al Davis is gone … No one else is dumb enough to pay those rediculous contracts.

  46. flmike says: Mar 15, 2013 2:34 PM

    NO ONE is giving up a #1 for a guy who is stil rehabbing. The Jets should take the 2 & 4 this year and the 2 next year.

  47. judalation says: Mar 15, 2013 2:41 PM

    @ wludford

    You want the Jets… who have over 15 million in cap space… to trade you the best corner in the league… for a 3,3 and a 7?
    all so you can sign him for 12 mil?

    How about this counter offer… The jets will give you a , 2 and a 6 this year and a 2 next year for for Adrian Peterson!

  48. j4man1 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:09 PM

    “Could the cornerback market hurt Revis?”- no more than his cry-baby antics have.

  49. chawk12thman says: Mar 15, 2013 3:23 PM

    I think a low draft pick this year with a number 1 to 4 next year depending on his games/snaps played in 2013. If IR in 2013 then a 7 in 2014 with a #2 in 2015 if he plays at all in 2014. All continginent on him signing an extension within 48 hours of trade. Also; if cut by team for any reason other than for official misconduct of League Policy, it is treated as if he played to the threshold.

    The extension is a separate issue but given the current market would be hard for Revis to pass up if anywhere near 12 Million and incentive based. There is no way to say if he will be back this year but given that it looks promising, I would bet on it and make the deal.

  50. boogerhut says: Mar 15, 2013 3:26 PM

    jets4gold says: Mar 15, 2013 1:54 PM

    cuj0 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:45 PM

    It’s not about he money, Bucs can afford it. It’s about giving up multiple draft picks, Bucs are smart to not give up the first.

    Jets are smarter.. Not accepting anything less than value. Sorry TB, you want him, you have to pay for his value.. Also who is to say they can afford him after next year? They haven’t been smart with their cap money
    ==================================
    WTF? The Jets are smarter than who? Or, better question would be smarter than what? A box of rocks maybe? A 5 yr old? They way overpaid and are stuck with a bottom feeder QB, traded for another QB they don’t know how to use, and structured Mevis to a contract that makes getting rid of him OR keeping more painful than a years worth of daily prostate exams. You call that smart?

  51. rcali says: Mar 15, 2013 3:27 PM

    I think if u asked every team that has overpaid for a cornerback the last decade u would be hard pressed to find one that would admit they got their money’s worth.

  52. rodh32340 says: Mar 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    Paying that much for a CB with Revis’s talent is risky …paying that much to Revis is crazy!

  53. httr21 says: Mar 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    If he wants a ring … Come to DC

  54. tjjohnson98 says: Mar 15, 2013 4:22 PM

    He’d better be able to play both sides of the field since starting corners are going for $6m a year! $15m is just unrealistic, even if he wasn’t coming off an ACL injury.

  55. justintuckrule says: Mar 15, 2013 4:25 PM

    You’re the only one that has been linking Revis to the Giants. Do you know something the rest of us don’t?

  56. cmonelisha says: Mar 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    idk what id do with myself if the giants grabbed revis..dream come true loll

    def over dramatic lol but itd be nice to see revis in a giant uniform

  57. seadawgs72 says: Mar 15, 2013 5:26 PM

    The Jets should move Revis for whatever they can get for him. If they could even get a journeyman qb & dump that inflated salary at the same time their situation would improve IMO. The cb position just doesn’t have enough of an impact for a team that didn’t score one td last preseason. As a Seahawk fan I’ve suffered thru some dismal offenses & even worse qbs but the jets offense last season was bad even by hawk standards. He has value. Dump the salary & address your real needs.

  58. cmdrsmooth says: Mar 15, 2013 7:08 PM

    Who cares if he goes to a rival. Jets need draft picks.

    Mevis will learn soon enough, he is no longer worth Fantasy Island money

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