What was speculated a month ago is being reported now.
The New York Daily News reports that the 49ers are among “two or three legitimate buyers” interested in trading for cornerback Darrelle Revis of the Jets.
In fact, a source is quoted as saying they want to trade for Revis “sooner rather than later.”
The Falcons are also indicated as an interested team, but the Atlanta Journal Constitution says not to read much into that, as the Jets are only trying to leverage the 49ers by leaking the news of multiple teams being interested.
One thing we know for certain is that the Jets are shopping Revis around.
“He’s gone,” a source told the New York Daily. “This is happening. They’re moving him. They can’t keep him. They’re rebuilding. They’re starting fresh.”
San Francisco has 15 picks in his upcoming draft thanks to the Alex Smith trade, and could use them to their advantage in pulling off a trade.
Revis is regarded by many as the top cornerback in the league, but missed all but two games of the 2012 season with a torn ACL and subsequent knee surgery.
The Jets will likely ask for at least a first round pick in exchange for Revis.
At the NFL the combine last month, the 49ers were checking in with agents on the cornerback market, thus confirming that they are indeed looking to upgrade their secondary.
If you put two and two together, this likely means that the 49ers could and should make a run for Revis.