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.
Mike Pettine says the idea of trading for Darrelle Revis was “kicked around.” Hard part was assuming the contract, no guarantee of a re-do
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 25, 2014
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.