Is Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman Preparing to Trade for Darrelle Revis?

Bryn Swartz@eaglescentralSenior Writer IIIMarch 11, 2013

The list of NFL free-agents this offseason is generally pretty weak, as Rotoworld's Evan Silva has defensive end Cliff Avril as his top free-agent for the 2013 offseason.

Compare that to last offseason, when the Denver Broncos landed four-time Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning, easily the most sought-after free-agent in the history of the National Football League. 

So while this year's free-agent class is pretty weak for top talent, there's one pretty intriguing option, a veteran superstar who is expected to be on the trade block.

That option is the New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is a virtual lock to be traded this offseason

According to Eagles' beat writer Jeff McLane, there's a rumor in NFL circles that general manager Howie Roseman is "crunching the numbers and putting together an offer to bring the 27-year-old Revis to Philadelphia."

There's no denying that Revis is a high-risk, high-reward player. He'll be 28 in July and he's just six months off from a torn ACL. He's also had a history of contract holdouts.

Oh, and the Eagles did this exact same dance two summers ago, signing veteran Nnamdi Asomugha to a massive $60 million deal before watching him turn into a below-average cornerback.

Personally, I'd go all-in for Revis. I have confidence that he has several more dominant seasons left and remains a step above every other cornerback in the league. You could argue that Revis is the best defensive player in the NFL not named Von Miller or JJ Watt, considering the pass-happy era the NFL is currently in.

Plug in Revis and the Eagles have an answer for the Giants' tandem of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, and the Cowboys' Dez Bryant. 

It's only speculation, but the Eagles would likely have to give up their second-round draft pick and probably another mid-round pick to acquire Revis. To me, he's worth it. 

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