San Diego Chargers should try to trade for Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis San Diego Chargers

Rich Barnes-USA Today Sports

The San Diego Chargers were awful when opponents threw against them in 2011.  San Diego allowed 7.9 yards per pass attempt which ranked 28th in the NFL.  However, San Diego was much improved in 2012 because they allowed 6.9 yards per pass attempt which ranked 12th in the league.

According to an article by Chris Wesseling on NFL.com, the New York Jets are going to trade three time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.  Revis was an All-Pro in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

New York allowed 5.4 yards per pass attempt in 2009 which was first in the NFL, and allowed 6.5 yards per attempt in 2010 (sixth).

According to Wesseling’s article, the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers are among teams interested in trading for Revis, who has four years left on his contract, with the last three being a player option.

San Diego would more than likely have to give up a couple of third round picks or a third and a fourth round pick to acquire Revis.

That said, I believe that New England has more to offer because they could re-sign four time All-Pro wide receiver Wes Welker, then trade him for Revis.  This would benefit both teams because New England’s defense ranked 28th in yards per pass attempt while New York ranked 30th in receiving yards.

San Diego could still be involved in the trade discussions for Revis because New England traded a fourth round pick in 2007 to acquire Randy Moss, who was a four-time All-Pro wide receiver before the trade. San Diego allowed 3.8 yards per rushing attempt which ranked fifth in the NFL, and they ranked ninth in fewest yards per play allowed.  If San Diego is able to trade for Revis, there defense would be great.

San Diego could be a long shot to add Revis, but adding him would make them a playoff team for the first time since the 2009 NFL season.


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