Darrelle Revis is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL and as such he has gained an insane amount of interest since it was revealed he will either be traded or released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The former New York Jets corner is still trying to get to back to his best after surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2012, so how much is he really worth to an NFL franchise?
NFL teams have until the Thursday deadline to back themselves with an audacious trade, and there could be plenty of suitors.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday on Twitter explaining, "Who has called the #Bucs about Darrelle Revis? Who hasn’t? Some of them: #Patriots, #Falcons, #Eagles, #Giants. But would any trade for him?"
However, it may be more likely that teams will wait it out until he is released by the Buccaneers.
Revis is not willing to take a pay cut and the Buccaneers are not willing to pay him the $16 million he is due this season.
It's clear they will either release or trade Revis after they signed promising corner Alterraun Verner on a four-year deal worth the same as Revis' next salary.
Good business for the Bucs but bad news for Revis.
This means a trip to pastures new or back to the Jets for Revis and his island for 2014.
But this doesn't mean that the premier corner wants to go anywhere just for the money unlike when he left for the NFC South team.
Now it's as much about winning for Revis as it is about getting paid large sums, and he's reportedly favoring New England.
Obviously he wants good money, but at the age of 28 he wants a Super Bowl ring to go along with he outstanding reputation.
But how much does that reputation cloud the value of money he should be offered?
After their former starting QB Aqib Talib was signed by the Denver Broncos, the Patriots are now desperate for a corner.
Even though Revis is not worth the amount of money speculated because of his injury issues and his lack of quality play since, the Pats desperation will drive his market value.
Revis is famous for the coinage of his 'Revis Island', which was notorious in New York for the place on the field you didn't throw to.
That may be one of the reasons that he has only picked off 21 interceptions in seven seasons, with arguably the best corner in the NFL, Richard Sherman, intercepting 20 passes in just three years.
Those are not particularly good stats for Revis and his stats have gone down since his best career year in 2009, when he intercepted six passes and came up with 31 passes defensed.
However, last season Revis was still the best in the league regarding average yards for a completed pass against him, with 8.9 yards per completion.
Not bad stats, but when you consider that the Bucs already made replacement for Revis in Verner will earn the same as him in four years compared to one of Revis, you start understand that Revis is just an overpaid corner driven by reputation and market value.
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