Cornerback is a position of need for the New York Giants. Forget filling that need via free agency or the 2014 NFL Draft. Would you like to see the Giants fill that spot via a trade for Darrelle Revis, who is still in the discussion as to who is the game's best cornerback?
Revis, after one season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is apparently back on the trade block, with some believing he is "ripe to be dealt" by the new regime in Tampa Bay.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that "the Bucs did not initiate the talks and are not shopping Revis, several teams at the NFL combine in Indianapolis began to explore whether Tampa Bay would consider a trade."
Should the Giants, with Prince Amukamara the only proven cornerback certain to be on their 2014 roster, be among those teams exploring a deal for Revis?
The former New York Jets cornerback will be 29 next season. He carries a contract that will count $16 million against the salary cap through the 2018 season. He missed the 2012 season with a torn ACL, but had a league-best cornerback grade of +18.2 from Pro Football Focus. Quarterbacks completed 34-of-63 passes against him (54 percent) and had a passer rating of 81.4. Revis had two interceptions. In his last season with the Jets (2011), Revis had a 45.6 passer rating against. Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks had a passer rating against of 47.3 with eight interceptions.
SB Nation's Buccaneers web site, Bucs Nation, believes Tampa Bay should trade Revis and that the price to acquire him -- due in large part to the massive salary cap hit -- would only be a mid-round draft choice.
Personally, I believe there is no way the Giants would make a move like this. Nor do I believe they should. Even with the salary cap going up significantly $80 million over the next five seasons is way too much to spend on a player who -- while outstanding -- may never again reach the dominant level he was at from 2009-2011, when he was an All Pro three straight seasons.
Your thoughts, Giants' fans?