Over the past few weeks, Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets has been openly mentioned in trade talks by the team. The Jets remain intent on trading the elite cornerback, but it appears that the San Francisco 49ers aren't a serious contender to land the perennial Pro Bowler according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com as of March 6:
While the New York Jets may be determined to trade Darrelle Revis, it would be a mistake to count the San Francisco 49ers as a serious suitor, according to a team source.
The 49ers' interest in Revis is ".001 on a scale of 1-10," the source said via text message. That remains consistent with the same team source who previously stated the 49ers were not inclined to pursue a Revis trade.
San Francisco appeared to be the perfect fit for Revis with the team recently trading quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for multiple draft picks. With the 49ers already having a significant numbers of picks heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, the Smith trade boosted the team's draft status considerably with as much as 15 in the upcoming draft.
With that being said, the 49ers were poised to make another trade and acquiring Revis was a logical move for the defending NFC champions.
Ironically enough, San Francisco is already considered an elite force in the NFL on the defensive side of the football. Revis' presence in the secondary would only improve the defense and possibly help the 49ers take the next step in terms of winning the Super Bowl.
It still remains to be seen whether or not Revis is ultimately dealt by the Jets and if it'll be to the 49ers, but it doesn't seem likely he'll end up in San Francisco following Mortensen's report on Wednesday.
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