Why Revis to Niners makes sense

UPDATE: ESPN's Chris Mortensen says a source told him the 49ers are not inclined to pursue Revis at this time given Revis' injury situation, this being a deep draft for defensive backs and the money it would take to sign him to an extension.

For more thoughts on the possibility of Revis joining the Niners, check out the following links where ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini points out some reasons why such a move could work and ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando gives five reasons why the Niners should think twice.


The San Francisco 49ers are looking for the final pieces to complete their Super Bowl puzzle and, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole, may view New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis as one of the options that could put them over the top.

"The 49ers are among a handful of teams that have discussed making a run at Revis this offseason, according to two sources. In fact, the 49ers are poised to make a run at Revis even if it’s just for one season (although that could be problematic from Revis’ standpoint)," wrote Cole. "The bottom line is that if the New York Jets are serious about retooling their roster as quickly as possible, getting a fistful of picks from the 49ers could be a fine answer."

It's a pairing that makes a lot of sense, because the Niners have 15 picks in the 2013 draft and the Jets could address the lack of talent throughout their roster by securing a number of those picks in a Revis trade. ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker thinks that while those draft picks could give the Jets a much-needed boost, it wouldn't directly address their QB situation:

James Walker

Morning take: Darrelle Revis to 49ers?

"The Jets have a ton of needs and can use quality picks from the 49ers. Unfortunately for the Jets, quarterback Alex Smith already is in the process of being shipped to Kansas City."