Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/12/13
The New York Jets and their leader that exudes a lot of bravado, Rex Ryan, have a big decision to make this offseason if they’re going to bring back the cornerstone of this franchise, cornerback Darrelle Revis, for the 2013 season opener.Revis has made it known to all of us and the organization that he wants a big pay day and not just to be the league’s highest paid cornerback but the highest paid defensive man. We saw last offseason how the Buffalo Bills ran out and paid Mario Williams all of that money, which was $100 million, and look where they finished.The man they call “Revis Island” might be the best corner out there but he isn’t the best fit for the New York Jets anymore. Not because of his play on the field but for the contract he’s looking for. The Jets just can’t afford that kind of deal right now and with a player that’s coming off of injury, it wouldn’t make much sense.With the lack of depth on the offensive side, they need to load up heavy on that and not on Revis. I know this isn’t what most NFL fans want to hear - and especially New York Jets fans - but this is what needs to be done for them to go back to the Gang Green which most New York fans grew to love. Revis is a game-changer when he’s on the field and the best at what he does but as we saw last season the defense did good without him and the money he’s seeking, they can do okay with the existing defense they already have.The New York Jets should not stall on trading Revis and just get it over with so the fans can heal from losing their former 2007 first round draft pick and move on. Many fans want him to stay on the team and say for the New York Jets just to pay the guy. This is their hearts telling them this but they need to think really hard about this and know that moving him will only help rebuild the offense.I would love to see him being traded to the San Francisco 49ers for ousted quarterback Alex Smith and a first round draft pick. I think that can be a win-win situation. Of course they’d have to get rid of Tim Tebow and I would like to see Mark Sanchez as the backup. What a move!
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