Should the Philadelphia Eagles Consider Chasing Darrelle Revis?

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 24, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets in action against the New York Giants during their pre season game on August 29, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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During the final 10 weeks of the 2012 NFL regular season, opposing quarterbacks posted a combined passer rating of 123.6 against the Philadelphia Eagles, throwing 26 touchdown passes and only one interception.

Nnamdi Asomugha's future is in doubt after his worst year as a pro and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who struggled as well, is slated to become a free agent in March. 

The Eagles are the only team in the NFC East with any cap space whatsoever, and it just so happens that one of the league's best cornerbacks could be up for grabs.

So, should the Eagles look to acquire Darrelle Revis if the New York Jets make him available on the trade market?'s Jason La Canfora suggests that it might happen, but there are several reasons why trading for Revis doesn't make a lot of sense.

First and foremost, the Eagles went down a very similar path less than two years ago when they paid big bucks to Asomugha, who's been a bust. Asomugha was two years older at that point than Revis is now, but at least he was healthy. Revis is still recovering from reconstructive knee surgery, which he had in October. 

And while there's a decent chance the three-time All-Pro is good to go in time for the start of 2013, his contract also becomes an issue by the time 2014 arrives. He's already held out twice, so there's a chance the Eagles only end up renting Revis for one season.

That doesn't seem like the kind of road this team wants to travel down right now. But sometimes you have to be bold, and their experience with Asomugha doesn't mean Revis will follow in the same disappointing footsteps.

The Eagles have the No. 4 overall pick to use as ammunition and the Jets have a pick five slots later that could soften the blow. 

So, what do you guys think? Is it worth the risk?