I'm certain this guy is trying to show the cap ramifications of trading Darrelle Revis' contract, without actually specifying it. I didn't see anywhere in that trade scenario that he said the player was the #1 CB in the league for the last few years. That's kind of a big deal when evaluating any trade scenarios. No it's certainly not worth trading a high pick for Revis if you're a team that didn't even make the playoffs this year, but if you're the 49ers, Ravens, Pats, etc and you have a late 1st round pick, why not? He's an upgrade at CB for any team if he's healthy, and it's likely he will be a well above average player in 2013.
From the Jets perspective, I think the best thing to do is make cuts elsewhere and cash in now what you can. Yes trading Revis now makes the cap hit higher, but if we're going into full rebuild-mode, let's cut the fat, tank for a season, and get it over with. Nothing sucks more than being mediocre for years on end. If you can get a 1st+more for Revis, it will absolutely be better than cutting him at the end of next year and getting nothing besides a more favorable cap hit. (June 1st cut would make it a 3m hit in 2014 and 2015).
Jets' Cap Casualties:
Bart Scott - Savings of 7.15 million. Possible to prorate the 1.5m in signing bonus over two years if June 1st cut or designated as such.
Calvin Pace - 8.66m, 3m signing bonus could be prorated over 2 years for savings of 10m in 2013.
Jason Smith - If Sporttrac is right, he is set to make 700k salary in 2013, and an 11.25 million non-guaranteed roster bonus
. Yeah, right... CYA! Savings of 12 million.
Boom! That took me 10 minutes to fix their cap, and now they have space to trade Revis to the highest bidder. Release Sanchez for a small cap hit in 2014 (about 5 million), and start the rebuilding process for the 35th time in New Jersey. Cutting or trading Sanchez saves about 38 million over 3 years, and saves the team from oodles of ridicule.
Anyways, it's nice to know that a guy like Ted Sundquist (former Broncos GM) uses the same sort of information that us amateur GMs use for trade scenarios. He seems to be following Sportrac's info with the roster bonus, workout bonus an camp bonus. Just kind of funny, because there isn't a consensus on how Revis' bonuses are structured.