The season ticket holders deserve to see Revis return (or a Revis-like superstar to replace him). People are paying 100 dollars a ticket to watch a multi-year rebuilding? Doubtful. There is no rebuilding just a reloading. Serious questin when's the last time a multi-year rebuild worked? Was it the Cowboys in the Troy Aikman era? These days when a team rebuilds they usually just suck for 10 years.
The season ticket holders deserve to see a good product on the field. That encompasses a competitive team.
As we saw last year, this team is only a couple injuries away from being incompetent. Sure last year was an anomaly; we lost Revis, Holmes, Keller, and dealt with an achy Mangold & Pouha while Sanchez learned (didn't really learn) a new offense. But every team deals with injuries. The Ravens lost their starting probowl caliber CB, and the heart of their defense, yet they were able to stay competitive and win those ring thingies. The reason?
Their starting pro-bowl caliber CB (Ladarius Webb) only cost them $2.3M last year. His presence/absence did not affect the team's ability to add talent to the roster. It's not like he's not getting paid either, last year he signed a 6-year $52M contract. He's getting money, plenty of it; he's just not so wrapped up in being paid the most that the team can remain competitive in other areas. Webb will never make more than $8.5M per season (sans the bonuses worked in). That is half of what Revis is looking for.
Season ticket holders deserve to see some Lombardi.
Back to the point. Woody is not going to pay Revis to play here in 2014. You talk about this "multi-year" rebuild; that is EXACTLY what you're going to get if we delay the process of LAR (life after Revis). Either way, Revis is getting paid this year, and he's hitting our cap. The difference of keeping him or trading him lies in what we will get back.
Keep him = moot.
Trade him = a one-year developed rookie, OR, draft-pick ammunition to get our new game-changing player of choice in 2014 (QB, WR, DE)