Darrelle Revis trade rumors: Forget about it

Jeff Zelevansky

Hey, the Rams have a pair of first-round picks. Could they ... no.

The New York Jets want to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis. Most of the Jets' staff, I should say. Head coach Rex Ryan obviously does not. I've been running this blog since 2006, and I've never seen an instance of a big name player coming onto the trade or free agent market that Rams fans haven't wondered about. Let me disspel this one.

First of all, I certainly understand the thinking from both factions inside the Jets. The front office sees a cornerback one season away from free agency and due for a big payday. And the team needs the draft picks and cap space more, especially with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie playing like a shutdown corner last season. On the other hand, Ryan is already on the hot seat, and two stud corners are better than one.

Also, the Jets are a mess.

So what about the Rams with an extra first-round pick to play with? Forget it. In case you missed the last season, the Rams have a pretty good group of corners. Rookie Janoris Jenkins is a candidate for the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. Cortland Finnegan is entering the second year of a $50 million free agent deal with the team. Trumaine Johnson came on strong late in the season as the team's third cornerback.

Oh, then there's the cap space, something the Rams don't have much of this year, roughly $10 million right now. Revis would command a hefty deal, more than what Finnegan got. The Rams don't seem likely to spend big on a free agent, and if they did, it would make more sense to do it at another spot on the roster.

There's no doubt that the Rams still need to add depth in the secondary. Bradley Fletcher is a free agent and likely to leave. Finding a fourth corner for the depth chart will be an important step this offseason.

I love armchair general managering as much as the next guy, but this is as far as we need to go down the Revis rabbit hole.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker