Originally Posted by teegre
I heard Damien Woodey talking about this.
Contract & hold-outs aside (which is my major concern with him).
Woodey said that Revis is the BEST player he's ever seen... and, as Woodey said, "I played with Tom Brady." Woodey added that Revis's skills are unmatched; he's the best player in the NFL.
Woodey went on to say that while Revis could take one receiver out of the game... ONE receiver... a premier pass-rusher can destroy an entire offense, by taking the QB out of the game (in turn, taking ALL of the receivers out of the game). And thus, if Woodey were going to pay huge money, it'd be for the league's best pass-rusher.
Exactly. It's almost as if there are players that abide by the saying, with great reward comes great responsibility. Yet alone Revis would be a great risk as well.
Even for $16 million, a team could probably get 2 decent to above average pass rushers. I don't know off the top of my head what guys like Pierre-Paul, Mario Williams, Justin Tuck, et al. make, but I can't imagine it's $15+ million per season.