Darrelle Revis told Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson on Monday that it has been unreal with the Jets potentially shopping him. Both players are training at the same facility in the off-season and Revis told him there was some interest in the 49ers.
"You've got to tip your hat off to [the 49ers] for what they have done this past year," said Revis. "This is a team with a great coach, [Jim] Harbaugh, and great players on their team. They [made a Super Bowl] without me last year. Looking at their roster and their team, I would just be an addition to help them win that trophy."
Revis' contract currently has four years remaining, but the last three can be voided if he doesn't hold out of any mandatory meetings, camp, and OTAs. He would have a cap hit of $9 million in 2013. Revis talked about the goal of winning a Super Bowl being a large reason to have interest in the 49ers.
"Would it be awesome [to be with the 49ers]? [Yes]," said Revis. "My main goal as a player, and I think of all of us as players in the NFL, is to hold that Lombardi Trophy up in the air and to wear that ring."
The 49ers will have 15 draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, which includes two second round picks and two third round picks. With Revis being one of the best CBs in the game today, the price will be expensive. He would be coming off a torn ACL, but would be ready in time for next season.
If Revis were acquired, it would be only one year guaranteed and would pose a win now mentality by Trent Baalke and the 49ers management. There is no guarantee he would have a long term extension in the future. If the asking price is only a first and second round pick, it is reasonable, but if it's more, the 49ers should back off. It will depend on what the Jets' asking price of Revis is, but if it's the right value, the 49ers could bite.
The problem right now is, contracts need to be restructured as the 49ers are barely under the cap. They will free up $9.75 million when Alex Smith heads to Kansas City, but they need to address other positions. The defensive line and wide receiver postions are thin and should be more of a priority than upgrading at cornerback.
No matter which team he plays for in 2013, Revis said he'll be ready. He is on pace for a full recovery next season.
"Whether it be there with the New York Jets or if it be with another team, I have to do what I have to do and play ball and do my services for that team." said Revis.