Interesting part bolded. Why those teams?Appearing on NFL Live Wednesday, ESPN's Ed Werder predicted that the Jets will not get a first-round pick for Darrelle Revis.
"I think it's unlikely that the Jets can get a No. 1 pick," said Werder. "I think a lot of teams might consider giving up a (second-round pick) or less. The Jets are dealing from a position of obvious weakness. Two reasons: He's coming off ACL surgery in the final year of his contract. (And) his contract demands really have potential suitors worried the most. Teams know that if they wait a year, he'll become a free agent. They could get him for nothing." In addition to the 49ers and Falcons, Werder mentioned the Bucs and Lions as potential Revis suitors.
If Revis is getting traded, it's going to be to a team that thinks they can win a Super Bowl THIS YEAR. A team like the Niners or Falcons. Someone who is willing to pay up to get the best CB in the league a year before he becomes an FA and is free to sign with whoever gives him the most money.
The only reason the Revis trade is even up for discussion is his big trade value. I think it's very doubtful that he'll fetch a second rounder at best when there are multiple teams bidding for a future HOFer in his prime. In my opinion, a trade would most likely come with a new contract or extension so the premise of a one year rental is a moot point.
In any case, if all they can fetch for Revis this year is a second rounder, then pass. The only reason you trade him (and take a $3 million cap hit in the process) is his theoretically high trade value. A second rounder wouldn't do the trick if it was my decision to make.
I'm not a big drinker anymore, but man am I going to crack a few when Revis is off this team. I am beyond sick of talking about this guy.
Anybody see the report on NFLN that BOTH the 49ers and Falcons ARE NOT interested in Revis. Rapaport and Breer reporting.
Manish and Cimini...........
49ers, Falcons not interested in Jets' Darelle Revis
Whether Rex Ryan cops to it or not, the New York Jets are looking to trade Darrelle Revis.
The real question is whether the Jets will find a team willing to pay the price for the star cornerback.
During an Wednesday appearance on "NFL Total Access," NFL.com's Ian Rapoport said the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons are not interested in Revis, despite reports connecting Revis to the teams.
The Falcons are focusing on their own free agents, while a Niners source gave a succinct summation of the reports: "Don't believe any of that crap."
Rapoport also spoke with two general managers in an effort to get a ballpark price on what Revis might command on the trade market. Both GMs believed the Jets could get back a 2013 first-round pick as well as a 2014 conditional pick that will be at least a second-rounder.
Given Revis' trade price, contract wishes, and uncertain health status, don't be surprised if the Jets struggle to find a dancing partner.