Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-20. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns wanted to trade for Darrelle Revis, didn't want to pay him $16M

The Cleveland Browns were rumored to be interested in a Darrelle Revis trade earlier this month but they never ended up pulling trigger on such a deal. While the move may have made sense from a football standpoint, the Browns weren’t comfortable with it from a financial standpoint and ultimately passed on landing Revis.

In the end, Revis went to the New England Patriots on a two-year deal and the Browns will likely look to the draft this May to find pieces for their secondary.


Trading for Revis seemed like a bold move for anyone, so it’s really hard to knock Cleveland for passing on doing so. He’d have been owed $16 million in 2014 and while the Browns have the cap space to pay him, the move shows this new regime won’t make moves of desperation that end up eating away money that could be used elsewhere.

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  • Letterman007

    I think it was a good move to let Revis go as what would that have done to trying to extend Hayden ? If he is worth 16 million what is Haden worth and wouldn’t he want the same or more? Also there is Gordon to try to get an extention yet and some others coming up!!