The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are open to trading star cornerback Darrelle Revis just a year after acquiring him from the New York Jets for a first-round pick, and I’m sure the only reason why they want to deal him is because of his $16 million salary, which comes with no guaranteed money. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that teams that have the cap space are interested in acquiring Revis, and this isn’t overly surprising. What is extremely interesting is that the Cleveland Browns, per Rapoport, are a “team to watch” in trade rumors.
The Browns interest in Revis is a bit surprising, considering they already have a star cornerback in Joe Haden, who had yet another fantastic season. This team has plenty of money to burn, and they clearly want to make upgrades in the secondary, especially with T.J. Ward as an impending free agent. Most of the smoke surrounding the Browns has unsurprisingly been directed at safeties Donte Whitner and Jairus Byrd, who would both make plenty of sense for the Browns.
They also have a need for a starting cornerback opposite of Haden, and a combination of Haden and Revis would be even more impressive than the Chicago Bears WR duo of Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. The Browns would have two elite corners on their roster, and it would be even crazier if they could acquire Revis and end up snagging Whitner at SS to replace Ward. Now that would be a nightmare of a secondary for opponents.