The San Francisco 49ers, who now have 15 picks in the NFL draft after agreeing to trade Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, are interested in Revis, Yahoo reports. The Niners would be willing to trade multiple picks for Revis, a shutdown corner who missed most of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Note that trades cannot become finalized until March 12.
“It’s kind of a no-brainer for everyone involved, assuming the Jets are truly willing and ready to trade [Revis],” an unnamed source told Yahoo. “San Francisco has more picks than they know what to do with, and the Jets have a lot of holes they could address really quick with those picks.”
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, however, reports that the 49ers are not presently inclined to trade for Revis at this point (via Adam Schefter).
Trading Revis would not be without its downsides, ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini notes.
If the Jets trade Revis, one of the best players in franchise history, they have to make it count. They can’t send him away for a cut-rate package, which is why it pays to wait until he’s healthy.
But if the Jets can parlay Revis into a first-round quarterback, it would generate excitement, give them something to build around and minimize the fallout from a situation that’s bound to get uglier.
Getting Revis into the NFC West is a must, if only for the two regular-season games against the Seattle Seahawks and Richard Sherman, with whom Revis has had a Twitter war over which player is the NFL’s best corner. Samples:
Hey everyone @rsherman_25 wants to be a lockdown corner. He wants to be in the talks of a lockdown corner. So follow him so he can become 1!
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 20, 2013
For the QB not throwing his way argument.In his 2nd year they were throwing his way.I still doubled his picks
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013