It was the late George Young who once said, "When they say it's not about the money, it's always about the money." It is as famous as anything he ever said. But in the same conversation, talking about the same player - Joe Morris - Young also said this: "Your economics change when you have a chance to win." It meant he already knew he was going to overpay Morris the way the Jets just overpaid Darrelle Revis.
Young didn't need Morris the way he needed Lawrence Taylor, the way the Jets need Revis, who they look at as their LT, the kind of dynamic star on defense who makes it look sometimes as if his team is on a power play.