Trading a player as great as Revis is coming off an ACL injury with a contract that forbids a franchise tag in 2014, I can't seem to fathom a team giving the Jets what they want (first rounder?) and giving Revis a contract he wants. I firmly believe these trade stories are perhaps rooted in Revis' agent trying to find a way out of New York. However Revis is playing the fanbase perfectly saying that he wants to be a "Jet for Life"
With that said -
'Gold rush forming' for possible Darrelle Revis trade
By Mike Freeman | National NFL Insider
January 25, 2013 11:09 am ET
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.
The possibility of a Revis trade, first reported by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, is no longer just a possibility, according to a variety of sources. The Jets are strongly leaning toward the trade and teams are considering giving up significant capital to get him.
"There's a Revis gold rush forming,” said a general manager.
I wonder if this nameless general manager is new Jets GM John Idzik. That would be awesome.
And it's completely against their M.O. but I'm going to throw the Steelers out as a possible trade partner. He's from Pennsylvania and went to Pitt. I'm sure he would love to play for the Steelers. Ike Taylor is going to be 33 and has two years left on his deal and Keenan Lewis is a free agent. Obviously there is alot going against this happening, especially the Steelers cap situation, but they are the first team I thought of.