Two teams to watch on CB Darrelle Revis once Tampa releases him: Philadelphia and New England (Jets fans shudder). — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles are one of two teams to watch as a potential landing spot for All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis if he is released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Schefter reported on Monday night that Tampa Bay is likely to release Revis by 4 p.m. on Wednesday if a trade can't be arranged. Why Wednesday? Schefter reported that Revis has a roster bonus. In addition, Tampa Bay would lose a third-round pick to the New York Jets as part of the trade to acquire Revis last year if Revis is still on the Bucs' roster Wednesday at 4:01 p.m.
Rotoworld's Evan Silva explained from an X's and O's standpoint - as well as a team standpoint - why the Eagles make the most logical landing spot for Revis.
"I think the Philadelphia Eagles make the most sense for Revis. They are an ascending, 2013 playoff team with below-average cornerback play, an aggressive GM in Howie Roseman, and over $20 million in cap availability," Silva wrote. "Philly defensive coordinator Billy Davis leans heavily in the blitz, a tactic far easier to execute with reliable back-end coverage. The Eagles haven't been active in free agency beyond re-signing players from within. They'd be wise to make an exception for NFL's top corner."
If the Eagles were to sign Revis, it would make running back LeSean McCoy - a fellow Pitt alumnus - very happy.