News that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to release cornerback Darrelle Revis by 4 p.m. Wednesday if they can’t trade him before then has Patriots fans buzzing.
Would the Patriots, whose top need is at cornerback, be among the teams to go after Revis if he hits the market? ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter isn’t counting out that possibility:
Two teams to watch on CB Darrelle Revis once Tampa releases him: Philadelphia and New England (Jets fans shudder).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014
Revis is scheduled to make $16 million next season as part of a deal that would be voided if he is released by Tampa Bay. He would instantly be the best available defensive back on the market, so his price tag will still be high for teams looking to bid on his services.
The Patriots don’t typically get in the bidding for big-ticket free agents like Revis, but would they make an exception in this case? That is Question No. 1 on the minds of Patriots fans this morning.
It’s not like they don’t have options. They might prefer, for example, to re-sign incumbent cornerback Aqib Talib to a multi-year deal at a lesser price, which would mean they could spend more money elsewhere to fill another need.
Which direction would you like to see them go? Vote in the accompanying poll to have your say.