Found January 25, 2013 on Boston's Bettah:
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Could the Patriots make a move for Darrelle Revis? After reports that the New York Jets are open to trading super-stud cornerback Darrelle Revis surfaced Wednesday night, I began to think, “Is it fathomable to think Darrelle Revis could end up in a Patriots uniform come September?” Of course, it would be tough to see the Jets trade their best player to their hated in-division rival, but certainly not unfathomable. Revis, the Jets’ former 1st round pick in 2007, is only 27, and is heading into the last year of his contract that he signed back in 2010. Reports are that Revis will be looking for a lucrative contract upwards of $16 million a year. It is not usually the Patriot Way to spend big on players, but Revis is an exception. Although he tore his ACL midway through the season, he is still on track to be ready for training camp, and when healthy is the best cornerback in the league, no question. Of all the suitors for Revis (Falcons, Eagles, etc.), the Patriots actually makes the most sense for both parties, in terms of what both teams could end up with. The Patriots have been known to trade draft picks in the past, especially under Bill Belicheck, and the Jets are in dire need of some new faces and new talent. There are many holes on that Jets team, and building through the draft may be exactly what the Jets need to get back on track. On the flip side you have the Patriots, who have had a below-average secondary the past 5 years, receiving a bona fide stud cornerback. If the Patriots were able to trade for Revis, and then also re-sign Aqib Talib, they would have one of if not the best cornerback duo in the NFL. Even if the Pats were unable to sign Revis to a long-term deal (worst case scenario), they would have two shutdown corners for Tom Brady for a year, something he desperately needs if he wants to get another ring (clock is ticking). The Patriots would also have some actual cornerback depth, seeing as how rookie Alfonzo Dennard performed well for the most part when called upon. Another intriguing thought: Jets running back Shonn Greene is an unrestricted free agent, and head coach Rex Ryan has recently said how he wants to scrap the ground and pound offense the Jets have been using under his lead, and go to a more unpredictable and attacking offense. This might mean the Greene has played his last game in New York. The Patriots have two young running backs who have shown a lot of potential in Stevan Ridley and Shane Vareen. Both are under contract for the next two seasons at under $1 million a year. After Ridley’s breakout season this year (1263 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns), could the Patriots use him and draft picks in a package to obtain Revis? I am more than comfortable with Vareen taking the load of the carries with Danny Woodhead backing him up. Just a thought. Regardless of what happens in this upcoming Revis sweepstakes, I hope (and know they will) the Patriots at least look into what it would take to get Revis (if the Jets are even willing to trade them to the Pats). Revis is a once in a lifetime player (I’ve never liked Revis, but he is that good), and if there is any way the Patriots could get him without giving up #12, Gronk, Hernandez, Mankins, or Wilfork, I am for it. It seems as though this situation may get drawn out, so look for a plethora of updates on Revis as we move toward the offseason and the draft.
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