For me personally, it comes back to my thoughts that the team isn't far off from another run. I look at the team and see that obviously we need upgrades at certain spots. But paying Revis the money necessary, we can still do that and make those upgrades. I don't think trading the best player in team history for a receiver and a 2nd round pick is worth trading a once in a generation player. Seriously, coverage wise, there really isn't anyone close to Revis because of what he does.
No team just trades away their best player. You can't do it. Its stupid. We simply will not get fair value for Revis at this point in time. With the way Cromartie and Landry and Bell ended up playing this year, I really think this team would have won about 3 more games alone with Revis in the lineup. Maybe more. I strongly question how teams would have passed on us. Now, Landry will probably be gone this year in free agency but there are ways to replace him...even if its not ideal... for a cheap price.
If it was up to me, I'd resign Revis. I'd find a cheap quarterback like a Matt Moore to start this year. For a running back, Shonn Greene is probably gone but finding a 1a to start aside Powell won't be too difficult. I'd make the necessary cuts and then I'd look to the draft to find players who can make an impact (which we basically did the opposite of last year when we looked for the future). Find a pass rusher in the first round. Find a safety that can start in a class where I think there are quite the few options. For me, I think this team could have at least one more run.
I really think if Sanchez played like 2011 Sanchez instead of what he showed last year, the Jets could have been dangerous. And since I think he's now done and hasn't earned the right to start, you bring in a guy like Matt Moore to be average and just move the ball. And moving the ball would help. A guy who can play like a 2010 Sanchez would be effective enough.
The Jets don't get hall of famers often. I want to keep a guy I think can be the best Jet of all time. I don't think that's a bad thing, I think its a smart thing.
Side note, we'll never get Von Miler in a trade. You guys are crazy if you think its possible.