Revis is widely considered one of the best defensive players in the league regardless of position, but he is entering the final year of his contract in which he is due $6 million, after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. Revis' current contract also precludes him from having the franchise tag placed on him.They can either keep Revis through the season, and shell out the coin to resign him, or they can entertain trade offers for the All-Pro. Jets owner Woody Johnson has made it clear that he would like to salvage what they can via a trade. This presents the Jets, who just recently hired new general manager John Idzik, with a predicament.
Revis has always said he wants to retire a Jet, but it is unclear if he will want to stick around during a rebuilding process. A player of his caliber would be best utilized by a team built to win now. However, Revis, who will be 28 next season, will likely demand a huge contract despite coming off a major injury, making him a risk for teams to pursue.
"If Revis, coming off a serious knee injury, wants to be the highest paid, it ain't gonna happen with the Giants," she tweeted. "Please tweeps, I beg of you… don't start drooling over every possible trade rumor, free agent, etc. that comes up. …"
Those who have watched the moves GM Jerry Reese has made over his career, know trading for a player that will demand a large pay check after coming off a serious injury like Revis' is not something Reese is likely to do. The Giants have enough cap issues, and players including Victor Cruz, and Will Beatty who need to be re-signed.
So Giants fans, if Revis is to be officially put on the trading block, don't expect the Giants to be making any phone calls regarding his availability.
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