New York Daily News writer Manish Mehta is reporting that the Jets will trade Revis this week. Mehta points out that it makes sense for the Jets to trade Revis within the next couple of days because the already thin cornerback market will get even thinner as teams begin to sign free agents.
Revis and the Eagles is not a new idea. ESPN NFC East writer Dan Graziano posed the idea last Wednesday that the Eagles should do whatever they can to get Revis. Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane echoed that sentiment over the weekend. Even the New York Post has the Eagles as potential suitors for the former first round pick.
The former Pittsburgh Panther has spent all six of his professional seasons with the New York Jets. Despite only appearing in two games last season, Revis still registered as many interceptions as Nnamdi Asomugha. Revis has intercepted three or more passes in four of his six NFL seasons. He has 19 career interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns. The 5’11”, 200 lbs corner is likely to command an annual salary between $12-16 million.
The Eagles will have somewhere in the area of $40+ million to spend this offseason and will need to spend to reach the salary floor. With Revis entering the last year of his contract, the Eagles would likely want to discuss a long-term deal to ensure that Revis is not a one-year rental. Mehta added on Twitter that the likely compensation for Revis is not necessarily a first round pick. With the holes in the secondary combined with the cap space, the Eagles and Revis seem like a match made in heaven.
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