Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com believes that the Jets are willing to make Darrelle Revis the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, but they don’t want offer him a contract that would pay him north of $16 million a year.
“Their stance, shared by many teams, is that cornerbacks aren’t worth as much as pass rushers,” Cimini writes. “They’ll make him the highest-paid corner (he’s already close to it at $11.5 million per year), but it’s hard to imagine them going into the $16 million-a-year neighborhood — unless (Jon) Idzik revamps the organization’s value system.”
Revis has made it clear that he wants to not only be the highest paid cornerback in the league, but he also wants to change the way the league pays corners.
Cimini believes that if the Jets opt to trade Revis, a likely landing spot for him could be the 49ers if Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco “torches” them in tonight’s Super Bowl. He also suggests that Revis could be dealt for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and a first-round draft