San Francisco 49ers Reportedly Interested in Trading for Darrelle Revis

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IFebruary 27, 2013

Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Jets 17-12.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Hold on to your hats, folks.

The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly interested in trading for New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.

After the reported trade that will send quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs for a second-round pick in 2013 and a conditional mid-round pick in 2014 (per ESPN), the 49ers will have 15 draft picks in the 2013 draft alone.

Jimmy Kempski of broke it down:

If KC's 2 to SF accurate, here are the Niners' picks: 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7. Also projected to get 4, 7, 7 comp picks. Unreal.

— Jimmy Kempski (@Jimmy_Beast) February 27, 2013

That gives San Francisco significant ammunition to potentially land Revis, whom many consider to be the best cornerback in football.

It makes sense for both the 49ers and the Jets. 

The 49ers' secondary was exposed against Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. In particular, young corner Chris Culliver struggled immensely. Also, veteran Carlos Rogers is not the same player he was in 2011 with the 49ers and free safety Dashon Goldson could walk in free agency.  

San Francisco had one of the best defenses in football in 2012, but it was apparent after the Super Bowl that a lot of that was due to a fantastic front seven.

From the Jets' standpoint, they could land numerous draft picks in a deal for Revis, potentially including No. 31 overall and/or No. 34 overall in the 2013 draft.

No team wants to lose a player of Revis' caliber, but the Jets may have to, seeing as how they are in a state of disarray right now. They also may have tipped their hand a bit when a report surfaced this week that they had shopped Revis at the NFL combine in Indy.  

The Jets finished 6-10 in 2012 after finishing 8-8 in 2011, missing out on the playoffs both seasons.

It was expected it would take a lot to land Revis. The thing is, the 49ers have a lot to offer.

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