According to a report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Darrelle Revis has played his last game for the New York Jets. Mehta even went as far as to state that he’s been told the Jets owner Woody Johnson “never had any intention of giving Revis a long-term deal after his acrimonious 36-day holdout resulted in a “Band-Aid” deal — four years for $46 million — before the 2010 season.”
So now the question becomes where does Revis land? Mehta reports that the 49ers are still interested in a trade for Revis, but they aren’t the only team interested. According Mehta, the Atlanta Falcons have also emerged as a possible destination for Revis to land.
The NFC champion 49ers, who will have 12 tradeable picks in next month’s draft and a glaring need for a top cornerback, are interested in trading for Revis sooner rather than later, according to sources. The Falcons, who lost to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, are also considered a team that could emerge as a player in the Revis sweepstakes.
Despite Mehta’s report, Chris Mortensen of ESPN says a deal with the 49ers doesn’t look too promising.
Not so fast on 49ers’ and #Jets CB Darrelle Revis. High-ranking team source says 49ers’ interest is “.001 on a scale of 1-10.”
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 6, 2013
The Falcons definitely have the cap space to Revis wants he wants after unloading Michael Turner, John Abraham, and Dunta Robinson last week and the 49ers have the draft picks to pull off a deal.
We may not know where Revis will land, but it is becoming crystal clear that he won’t be with the Jets next season.