Darrelle Revis is going to be dealt by the New York Jets, which is as close to a lock as there is in the NFL. He is basically on a one year deal as the remaining two years following the 2013 seasons are voidable following the 2013 season and his contract does include language that will not allow his team to place the franchise tag on him in the next off season. He is a very talented corner back and the Detroit Lions could use a player with his skill set. The question here is if you were Lions’ General Manager Martin Mayhew, would you make a deal for Revis Island?
Let’s look at the key factors:
- Is he a talent upgrade? – No question the Lions secondary would look way better with Revis and Chris Houston at its two starting corner positions.
- Can the Lions afford him? Roto World is reporting that Revis’ salary for 2013 is 3 million dollars with a 1 million dollar workout bonus and a 1 million dollar reporting bonus. If those numbers are accurate than the Lions may just have enough cap room to get a deal done, or possibly get QB Matthew Stafford to redo his deal to clear the needed cap space.
- What we he cost on the trade market- The reported asking price is a first, third, and fifth round pick in this year’s NFL draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to be balking at that demand, but would the Lions be willing to go all in on Revis?
Those are the facts ladies and gentleman! Now put your fantasy GM hats on and tell all of us here at Detroitsports360.com if you would try to get a deal done for Darrelle Revis? What would you offer for him? Would you try to sign him long term? Is there a player you would consider in this deal? We want to consider everything and anything and remember to watch the Sports Truth show live this Friday, April 19th 2013 at 3:30 PM EST when the entire Detroit Sports 360 crew and the Detroit sports fans themselves debate this issue.