Axl's Army wrote:Marvin doesn't want to set a precedent of honoring trade requests that are made through the media. The team has the leverage here because CJ won't get paid if he decides to sit out, and he won't advance a year on his contract, so he will find himself in the same position next year. If CJ plays, he has to continue to play at a high level or there won't be a market for his services anymore.
That is very true. But while he sits out his value also goes down and you get nothing in return. I wouldn't trade him for a bag of chips like the Raiders did with Moss... BUT, I would have taken that Redskins deal and ran. Probably would have been 2 first round picks. That to me is getting more than CJ is worth in which case I take it. I wonder if they would have taken that deal if it was offered and CJ wasn't doing what he is.