The New York Jets are determined to deal star cornerback Darrelle Revis, and the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers are interested in his services, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
“He's gone,” a source told Mehta on Tuesday. “This is happening. They're moving him. They can't keep him. They're rebuilding. They're starting fresh.”
The 49ers, according to Mehta, are hoping to get the deal done quickly. Otherwise, if the Jets wait until just before the April 25 NFL Draft, they'd have to pay Revis a $1 million roster bonus.
Of course, there is some risk involved, considering Revis is coming off knee surgery. But according to the report, some teams would be interested in giving up some draft choices for the four-time Pro Bowler and the 2009 AFC Defensive Player of the Year.
Although the Falcons are indicated as a possible destination in the paper's report, several -- including CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman -- have stated that Atlanta is not serious about bringing in Revis, and that the Falcons' "interest" could be the Jets trying to force San Francisco's hand.