Originally Posted by Beercules
My tolerance is wearing thin with Revis. I absolutely love the guy when he is playing, but he's already held out twice in his career and is demanding to be paid as much as a franchise QB. Now, he is b*tching about not being provided with answers, even though the trade rumors came out before we even hired our GM, and Idzik called Revis to clear the air the instant he was hired; what answer do we owe him at this point? We just made our first moves under the Idzik era yesterday with the cuts, what does Revis expect? We proved to be just fine without him, so I am starting to get on board with moving him this year. His demand for money makes me believe if we cannot offer him the money he wants next year, he will go where the money is.
So I have been thinking about possible scenarios and came up with one I think I really like. We have John Idzik as our new GM coming from Seattle. Seattle is looking to take that next step and get to the Super Bowl next year, and they would have to stop the likes of Matt Ryan, Colin Kaepernick, Aaron Rodgers, etc. to get there. What would you guys think of offering Darrelle Revis for Richard Sherman and Matt Flynn? For Seattle, Flynn is on the bench anyway and Revis is a clear upgrade over Sherman, so it could be looked at as Sherman for Revis straight up. For us, we would replace Revis with a slight downgrade but would still provide Rex and quality CB since his system relies on that position, and we would bring in a legit WCO guy to provide competition and possibly be our answer to the QB position. This way we do not need to address QB whatsoever in the draft or FA and can concentrate on finding our answer at OLB and offensive weapons. Another positive is we would be sending Revis to the NFC.
I can't see any possible way Seattle would do that. Sherman himself is a Top 10 corner and Seatltle is already strong at CB, probably only behind Revis/Cro as best CB tandem. So for a slightly better CB than Sherman they would need to invest $8-10 million more a year in the CB position? Not happening.
That said. I do believe we will make a run at Flynn and there is a good chance we can get him for a not exorbitant amount.