New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis could be traded this offseason and there are already teams lining up to gauge the price of a Revis trade. While teams are making the phone calls to New York, fans are trying to think of potential landing spots for the game’s top shutdown corner.
Teams like the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers have come up in discussion, but there is now another NFC contender that has made their way in to the discussion.
Revis was doing some sort of appearance for Nike and walked out sporting an Atlanta Falcons cap. Immediately, internet rumors were sparked and the possibility of Revis moving to Atlanta was a real possibility in the cyber world.
Here is the image that added some fuel to the Revis to Atlanta talk:
It is a bit silly to draw conclusions from a picture that surfaces on the internet, but there are some interesting aspects to the idea of the Falcons trading for Revis. First of all, the Falcons are no strangers to trades for star corners and they have not been shy to make moves to help their secondary in the past.
But would a defensive backfield that already boasts Asante Samuel, Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson really add a fourth starting caliber corner?
If Atlanta were to make a move for Revis, it would all but assure they will not re-sign Grimes, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. It’s already unlikely that the team will throw around the money that Grimes is seeking when they have two capable corners and need to focus on re-signing starting safety William Moore.
Grimes would be gone, but what would Revis’ addition mean for Samuel and Robinson?
Revis Island coming to Atlanta likely would signal the end of Robinson’s time as a Falcon, as well. That would put Revis and Samuel as the team’s starting corners with Robert McClain playing in the slot.
Of course, it is unlikely that the Falcons would make a move for Revis and one picture of the star corner in a Falcons hat does not mean a move is imminent. It does, however, give us a reason to talk about one of the more intriguing landing spots in the Darrelle Revis trade sweepstakes.
Where would you like to see Revis play nex season and who are some of the more likely trade partners for the Jets? Let us hear your opinions in the comments section.