As it currently stands, All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis is a New York Jet, however things may change come draft day as the San Francisco 49ers are loaded with 15 draft picks and are in desperate need of a shut-down corner. In adding fuel to the fire, Revis was interviewed by current Seattle Seahawks and former 49er Michael Robinson on the possibility of playing for the Super Bowl contender, saying:
You got to tip your hat off to them to what they did last this past year. This is a team with a great coach (Jim) Harbaugh and great players on their team. They did it without me last year. So for me, looking at their roster and their team, I would just be an addition to help them win that trophy. Would it be awesome? I mean, yeah.
However, it remains unclear on if the 49ers would take a chance on a star player coming off an ACL injury. Furthermore, adding Revis would not come cheap, as the Niners would likely have to give up a couple of high draft picks as compensation. In addition, Revis’ asking price would be in the ballpark of $13-$16 million range, which would put the Niners in a financial hardship.
So after all this, the question I ask is Revis worth it? Yes. The 49ers are built to win now, and by adding Revis for only one-year much like the 49ers did with Deion Sanders back in 1994, it would increase their chance of finally hoisting that lombardi trophy. Regardless of what Seahawks CB Richard Sherman says, Revis is by far the best corner in the game today, evident by Revis earning the nickname “Revis Island,” in which Revis is left alone on one side of the field. The same can not be said of Sherman.
In all likelihood, the trade will most likely come on draft day if a trade was to occur. As the selections unfold, the Jets can then predict if the 49ers hold a drafting position worth targeting. If they covet a prospect worth trading for, do not be surprised if the Jets pull the trigger.
By having Revis on the 49ers, the next question is, what number will he wear? 49ers running back Anthony Dixon already owns #24, so it will be interesting to see if Revis pays “Boobie Dixon” off or chooses another number. All of this is hypothetical of course, but we can all dream, right?
We will learn more on the Revis trade rumors as the NFL Free-Agency unfolds next week, and will keep you updated on the possibility of Revis coming to San Fran.