Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) is congratulated by defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) after he made a sack against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Darrelle Revis will likely have interest from Philadelphia Eagles


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have unsurprisingly released Darrelle Revis after nobody was willing to spend $16 million per year on him, even if he might be the best cornerback in the NFL. It’s going to be interesting to see which teams go after Revis, but two AFC East teams in the New England Patriots and New York Jets are expected to have the most interest. Revis would reunite with the Jets after they made Antonio Cromartie a cap casualty, and Revis looks like a great fit on paper for the Patriots if he’s willing to take less money to be a huge piece on a contending team. The Pats lost Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos after he signed a monster deal, and Revis is simply on a whole different level in comparison to Talib; the Patriots make the most sense.

But they certainly won’t be the only team involved in the Revis sweepstakes, and Patriots beat writer Tom E. Currean of CSNNE reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to be one of the teams with interest in Revis.

The Eagles seem to be fine at cornerback with Brandon Boykin locked in the slot and Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams on the outside, but the Eagles actually make sense as a suitor for Revis on closer examination. Williams seems to be locked in after receiving an ill-advised contract last season, but a player as elite as Revis could cause the team to displace him. Although they signed Malcolm Jenkins to a significant deal yesterday, they didn’t quite make the DB splash they could have yesterday and would really had an impact player on defense in Revis to further their chances at making a deep playoff run.

While the Eagles should be careful with the Revis sweepstakes, I think they would be wise to show significant interest in a player of his caliber, as he would be a game-changer for them. I mean, it’s ridiculous how good he is.


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  • Ryan

    Why does this guy not you Joe think the Eagles want to make a splash pick. They didn’t take Byrd ward whittner and have gone out of their way to say they won’t spend a lot of money on one guy if they didn’t draft him. The only point to that unique circumstances remark was to give them an out if they really love a guy in a couple years. Unless the market galls out and no one wants the best cover corner in the league for some reason I don’t see it happening.