With one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory in the books for the New York Jets, the team is reportedly looking to mix things up in the off-season by trading superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis. The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly showing interest in acquiring Revis according to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports as of Feb. 27:
The 49ers are among a handful of teams that have discussed making a run at Revis this offseason, according to two sources. In fact, the 49ers are poised to make a run at Revis even if it’s just for one season (although that could be problematic from Revis’ standpoint).
The bottom line is that if the New York Jets are serious about retooling their roster as quickly as possible, getting a fistful of picks from the 49ers could be a fine answer.
After agreeing in principle to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, the 49ers will possess multiple draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft and may become a favorite to land Revis with the most to offer the Jets in a trade.
With the 49ers’ defense already considered one of the best in the NFL, San Francisco stands to take another step towards potentially winning a Super Bowl title in the near future with the addition of Revis to the secondary.
It remains uncertain whether or not Revis will be back to form as one of the elite corners in the game coming off knee surgery to repair a torn ACL, but the 49ers seem willing to take the chance with the assets to pull off the trade next month.
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