Monday, January 28, 2013
Revis and the Seahawks
By Tim Kavanagh
With star CB Darrelle Revis reportedly available to the highest bidder once the league year begins, this has sparked a wild run of speculation for fans of every other NFL team, wondering whether their team would be the one to pull the trigger on such a deal. (And it's another event that's left fans of the Jets shaking their heads). The key for any team acquiring Revis is to get him to sign to a new contract with them, and this is what will make it worth the huge bounty that will be sent back to the Jets. One team who has such cap flexibility is the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle already has one of the best starting tandems of CBs in the NFL with Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, so adding Revis would be more of a luxury than a need. Nevertheless, both of their CBs and their starting QB are signed to very team-friendly contracts right now, so fitting Revis' salary into that structure is possible. However, ESPN's John Clayton doesn't see this as a match.
"Seattle is not going to take on somebody that's going to be paid more than any cornerback ... on this team," Clayton said during "Cold Hard Facts" on 710 AM ESPN. "That's not going to happen."
"No way, no how," he added. "There's no chance of that ever happening."
So for whom will Revis be playing in 2013? Clayton believes that he'll still be a Jet. Whether they're able to get him signed to a new contract beyond 2013 remains to be answered at a later time.