Monday, January 28, 2013
Can Jets, Broncos work another big trade?
By James Walker
The New York Jets and Denver Broncos made headlines last offseason when they combined to make the most-hyped trade in 2012 for Tim Tebow. Could these two teams work out another blockbuster in 2013 with star cornerback Darrelle Revis?
Peter King of Sports Illustrated thinks it's a legit possibility. King, in his popular "Monday Morning Quarterback" column, lists the Broncos as a favorite in the Revis sweepstakes.
Last year, Broncos president John Elway worked closely with former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum to send Tebow to New York. Would the Jets and new general manager John Idzik return the favor by shipping the best cornerback in the NFL to Denver?
Denver's pass defense was very good last season but struggled in the playoffs against the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens. King also reports the Broncos have the cap room to take on Revis' $6 million salary.
Even if it's a one-year rental, Revis paired with future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning would make the Broncos next season's favorite in the AFC. But the Jets need to only ship Revis to Denver if the trade makes sense for both sides and the Broncos are the highest bidder.