The 2013 NFL draft is a strong one for pass rushers and cornerbacks, but the San Francisco 49ers want a proven secondary player to put them over the boundary that kept them from winning the Super Bowl last season, and they think that Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets might be the man to do it.
Before people get excited regarding the prospect of the four time pro bowler and three time All-Pro corner, Revis still needs to recover from is torn ACL. There is also another issue, with quite a few teams hoping to get Revis, who doesn’t want to play for the Jets next season, or at least not as much as he would like playing for another team.
The 49ers have amassed 15 draft picks for next season, making it very easy for them to get impact players without having to give up anyone from their Super Bowl ready team. The New York Jets, however, badly need a quarterback besides their need to clear some cap space, and the 49ers already traded Alex Smith to Kansas City, which makes giving the Jets just draft picks for Revis a little harder to accomplish.
Revis, one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, has only one year left on his contract, which works just fine for the 49ers, but not so much for Revis, who probably would like to land in a place that will give him a multi-year, mega-deal contract, based on his previous accomplishments since beginning his NFL career in 2007.
At the moment, at least according to fans and bloggers around the web, the New York Jets are more excited to make this trade happen, simply looking to change things and start from scratch than the 49ers, who might be taking an unnecessary risk on a veteran player who is an injury risk and will also be a major hit to their cap space.