After months of speculation, the New York Jets seem to be finally parting ways with their stud cornerback Darrelle Revis. This morning, Revis was given permission by the Jets to travel to Tampa Bay for a physical and to negotiate a long term contract. The Bucs would are going to have to give up their first round draft pick (13th overall), but that is a small price to pay for a team that had the worst secondary in the league last season. There was just no way for the Jets to sign Revis to a long term deal giving him 15-16 million dollars a year. I really don't think that kind of money should be paid out to anyone else other than a franchise quarterback. Revis will be the only cornerback in the league right now to be paid over 10 million dollars a year, and this is a guy who is only 6 months removed from ACL surgery! Believe it or not, trading Revis does not free up extra money for the Jets, the move actually costs them an extra 3 million dollars against the cap in 2013. If someone could explain to me how trading a player actually costs you more because that makes no sense at all.
The Jets will now have two picks in the top 15 of the draft on Thursday night. I really do not think they will draft a quarterback with either of those two picks because by all accounts Geno Smith is not a franchise quarterback, and nobody else is worth even looking at in the first round. The second round will most likely be a quarterback round because there are a lot of quarterbacks that are good, but not good enough for the first round. I think the Jets will take another outside linebacker and possibly a play maker like Tavon Austin or Cordarrelle Patterson. There is a lot of holes in this Jet team, but two first round picks will help plug two of those holes. This is a big draft for the Jets because they can't afford to draft any fuck ups with those first round picks as they need studs and they need them now.
So farewell to Revis Island, you will be missed. Hopefully Sanchez does not throw your way Week 1