December 4, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) stands on the field during warm-ups prior to the Jets game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Jets won 34-19. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
One thing is very clear to anyone paying attention to NFL off-season news. The New York Jets can’t wait to get rid of cornerback Darrelle Revis.
"“He’s gone,” a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday. “This is happening. They’re moving him. They can’t keep him. They’re rebuilding. They’re starting fresh.”"
The Jets can no longer afford to give Revis a bigger contract and they have to find a way to build team around (or in spite of) quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Every team in the NFL would love to have a Darelle Revis on their team but who exactly can pay for him? Two potential suitors emerged Wednesday; the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.
San Francisco may lose safety Dashon Goldson in free agency and Atlanta is looking to build up its secondary. Both teams recently cleared money to get under the cap.
Both teams however have firmly denied an interest in acquiring Revis. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has publicly stated that the team is determined to get younger and keep its draft picks.
Dimitroff also stated that the recently cleared money was to address quarterback Matt Ryan’s contract and also re-acquire some of their free agents.
These rumors can be expected to continue up leading up to the draft. The Falcons may not be interested right now, but after the NFL Draft they might be be back in the conversation.