The New York Jets are backpedaling from inital reports about the team exploring trade options for star cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Regardless of the backpedal, it may be a little to late because the sharks smell blood in the water. Mike Freeman of CBS Sports is reporting that teams are lining up for an opportunity to trade for Revis, and the market may be huge.
Freeman:One NFL general manager called the trade interest in Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis “one of the biggest potential trade markets for a player ever.” He likened the growing interest in Revis to when Reggie White was leaving Philadelphia as a free agent or the Peyton Manning sweepstakes last year. That, basically, says it all about what’s happening with Revis.
I get the feeling several teams who feel they are one player away, or more importantly, one shutdown corner who can dicatate an opposing teams passing game away will jump at the opportunity to give a first round pick who may not ever apporach Revis credentials to the Jets.
One general manager Freeman spoke to labeled the interest in Revis a “Gold Rush.” Would a team with a decent player personnel department we willing to give up a first and second pick and relegate themselves to possibly not picking until the third round?
Would a team like the Texans who in my opinion are a shutdown corner away make such a move? What about an aging Steelers defense who struggled to stop the pass?
This is about to get interesting.