Seems like you can’t log on to Twitter or Facebook or watch a single program on ESPN or NFL Network without hearing constant speculation and debate over the future of Darrelle Revis, right? Yeah. And free agency hasn’t even started yet.
Welp, since all the cool kids are doing it, I guess that means it’s time to talk about Darrelle Revis. Let’s begin.
Rumors and Sources and Stuff: The 49ers and the Falcons have been rumored to be in the market for the corner for weeks now, though those rumors have since died down.
There was also some speculation earlier this morning that perhaps the Denver Broncos had interest in trading for Revis, but that has been also disputed by both Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post and ESPN’s Ed Werder.
But one other team has emerged as a possible destination: The Philadelphia Eagles.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, General Manager Howie Roseman is preparing to make a deal to acquire Revis. The Eagles not only have the draft picks and the cap space to acquire Revis, they also have a need at cornerback (Asomugha was recently released and Rodgers-Cromartie is a free agent). Several sources have questioned the validity of the reports, but for now, the Eagles have emerged as the primary suitors.
I still wouldn’t rule of the Tampa Bay Bucs as a possible landing spot. Though there have not been any reports to suggest the Bucs are interested or pursuing the corner, they do have a need at the position and the cap space (more than $30 million!).
Revis and His Camp Are Pissed, Woody Johnson is Evil(Apparently):
In addition to a variety of rumored landing spots, there have also been a plethora of reports suggesting Revis’ camp is frustrated with the Jets and wants a resolution sooner rather than later, likely because they fear that with so many free agent corners flooding the market – and Revis still rehabbing from the ACL – the market will quickly dry up and Revis won’t get the pay day he is seeking.