Despite coming off of a season-ending knee injury, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is generating some serious interest on the trading block. New York has finally come to the realization that Revis will almost certainly be gone this offseason and there is a list of potential suitors forming.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, there are at least two or three teams that are currently ready to make a move for Revis when the new league year begins on March 12.
“He’s gone,” a source told Mehta. “This is happening. They’re moving him. They can’t keep him. They’re rebuilding. They’re starting fresh.”
In the report, two teams that were specifically named are the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.
The interested teams prepare ready to make a move as soon as possible, but there is a belief in league circles that the Jets could drag the process out to maximize Revis’ value and then deal him just before the 2013 NFL Draft.
Compensation for Revis would likely begin with a second-round pick and then a few additional picks added on.
It is still crazy to see a team trading away their best player, but it is something the Jets have to do while they are rebuilding or else they’ll watch Revis walk next offseason and get nothing in return.