One of the best defensive players in the NFL appears to be on the verge of being traded. The New York Jets continue to show indications of wanting to trade elite cornerback Darrelle Revis before next season with rumors circulating all over the league over the past few weeks.
Although Revis is disappointed, shocked and hurt by the trade rumors, the perennial Pro Bowler seems to be embracing his potential fate. Revis sat down to talk with the Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Robinson about everything that has been going on as of late via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
“I’m a competitor,” Revis said. “I’m always trying to compete, whether it’s on or off the field. This hit home. This definitely hit home. Especially being one of the best players out there and come to find out you’re getting shopped.
“It really hits home. By main focus is it really doesn’t matter where I’ll be at. I know what I can do. I’m confident in what I can do . . . . So whether it be there with the New York Jets or it be with another team, I have to do what I have to do and play ball and do my services for that team.”
With the Jets intent on moving Revis before the 2013 campaign, one of the most likely destinations for the superstar corner appears to be with the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Once the 49ers agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs recently, the team will acquired multiple draft picks that can be used in a trade to bring in Revis.
The move seems to make sense for both the 49ers and the Jets — and Revis doesn’t seem to mind if dealt to San Francisco via Florio:
“Would it be awesome? Yeah. My main goal as a player and I think of all of us as players in the NFL is to hold that Lombardi Trophy up in the air and to wear that ring.”
At this point in time, there’s still no indication on how serious the Jets and 49ers are in terms of getting a deal done in the near future.