Ian Rapoport on Darrelle Revis: “He’d have to play for nothing”

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 19: Cornerback Darrelle Revis
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 19: Cornerback Darrelle Revis /

Ian Rapoprt sat down with Eagles insider Dave Spadaro recently to discuss a little Eagles football.

There may not be any Philadelphia Eagles fans who don’t know who Dave Spadaro is. He’s a team insider and the host of the Eagles Live Podcast. Whenever he talks Eagles, fans listen. He’s also tuned in to what the national media has going on, and whenever someone visits, you can probably expect him to sit them down for a visit. Recently he had that opportunity with Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

We’ll give you one guess about who the team they were discussing was.

Spadaro goes one-on-one with Rapoport:

Their conversation was slimmed down to about five minutes and posted on PhiladelphiaEagles.com not too log ago. They discussed a little Timmy Jernigan and some Alshon Jeffery. Both join a new team. They both are fighting for a long-term deal. Both, despite successful NFL careers, come to the Eagles with much to prove.

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Then, there’s the other situation that doesn’t seem to go away and none of us can stop talking about. What’s going on with the Eagles situation at cornerback? Rapoport echoes a sentiment that many of us share. If rookie Sidney Jones was available to play in 2017, things may not have been too terrible, but that isn’t the case. It seems like they’ve been looking for at least one starter for the entire off-season.

That brings us to a name that keeps popping up, Darrelle Revis.

Debate continues to rage about how much Revis has left in the tank. Are his best years behind him? He’s battled injury for a while, and recently, he’s begun to look like a shadow of his former self. Still, with the Eagles approaching near-desperation at the cornerback position, some are willing to roll the dice.

Rapoport digs in:

Rapoport believes if someone could snag the Revis that we saw two years ago, they might have something, but if they get the same Revis we saw last year, nothing will change. “Talent-wise, he’s one of the greatest of all time. Last year’s tape is not good. He’d have to play for nothing.” Now, with that being said, can we finally end the discussion of Revis coming to Philly?

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Revis is due $6 million from the New York Jets in 2017, and it seems as though he isn’t worth that much. Would someone pick up that healthy salary? It’s doubtful. Plus, it doesn’t seem as though he’s generated a ton of interest. It appears as though the Eagles need to stop relying on aging free agents to fix the cornerback problem.

Maybe they’ll listen to the national media.