New York, NY- There is no argument or debate when discussing who is the best cornerback in the league over the past 3 seasons. The answer is clear; Darrelle Revis. Before injuring his ACL, Revis was seen as a rare breed of cornerbacks that were deemed to be extinct. He can play in any type of coverage, he great ball skills and has been a solid tackler. Most of all these traits are not found in the the modern day corner. What Revis brings to the table is an uncanny ability to shut down one side of a football field.
The bionic parts that made Revis into an All-Pro may perhaps be the single reason he has a buyer beware tag on his jersey now. Revis, in tearing his ACL, may have just proven he is in fact…..human. This is not to indicate that Revis’ career is over by any means, but one has to wonder how he will recover from this injury and how long will it take him to get acclimated to game speed. One, Adrian Peterson, as we have learned, is not human. He is a rare case and Revis is in no shape or form the physical specimen that Peterson is. According to numerous NFL Executives that I have spoken to, because of the contract that Revis is looking for and the potential damage of the injury, the risk may not be worth it.
Barring a bargain, in which the the Revis camp may not be willing to give, there are only a handful of teams that are willing to roll the dice on the former Pro Bowler. Since first reported, teams like the San Francisco 49ers have claimed to have no interest in Revis as per Chris Mortensen. Many teams have also declared themselves as not being interested.
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Avery Mullen, MBA – Beat Writer