Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Jets 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Whether we like it or not, the rumors are heating up. It sounds more and more like the Jets are going to make a real effort to move Darrelle Revis this offseason. Not only that, it sounds like there are going to be takers, despite the fact that Darrelle is coming off his knee injury. Reports have said it will be a “gold rush”, to make a move, and it could be the biggest trade market for a player ever. Our good buddy from “The Jets Blog”, Jake Steinberg, has reported on some of the teams that have stepped forward as interested, so I wanted to give you some thoughts:
DENVER: This seems to be an optimal spot, even if the trade brings back Champ Bailey(don’t know that it would). Revis will likely be sent to a franchise that is ready to win now, and with Peyton Manning coming to the end of his career, no team is more “win now” than they are. Follow that up with the constant nightmares they must be having after the Jacoby Jones TD, imagine how they would feel with Darrelle in the fold. Look at that as a possibility.
SEATTLE: Another team that is ready to win now is the Seattle Seahawks. They were the 6th best defense against the pass without Darrelle, imagine how they would look paired up with Richard Sherman! Scary, that’s how. Another excellent landing spot for Revis.
SAN FRANCISCO: I guess a team that is in the Super Bowl is ready to win now, huh? Title game last year, Super Bowl this year is about as good as it can get. Revis would find an immediate home on an excellent defense in San Francisco. They were fourth in the league against the pass in 2012, can you imagine? The opposing quarterback might as well not even show up if Revis is added. Great spot.
PATRIOTS/BILLS: Both of these teams could use Darrelle, the Patriots more than the Bills. The Patriots were near the bottom of the league in pass defense, the Bills actually were #10. I just don’t see the new GM trading the best player in the league, within the division.