One analyst believes the Philadelphia Eagles should take a look at free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis.
There’s no denying the Philadelphia Eagles‘ lack of depth at the cornerback position. Jalen Mills is a seventh-round rookie coming off a pedestrian rookie campaign, Patrick Robinson is playing on his fourth different team in as many years and rookie Rasul Douglas cannot be relied upon to carry the secondary.
One veteran cornerback who could be of assistance is Darrelle Revis, who was once considered one of the top defensive backs in the NFL. Revis is coming off a dismal season in which he allowed a quarterback rating of 104.2 when targeted, which is very bad. Despite his poor performance in 2016, NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger believes the Eagles should consider looking at the declining cornerback.
I just look a team that I think is in real need of cornerbacks because their two starting cornerbacks from a year ago are out. But if I look at Philadelphia, he’s a Keystone State kid. Just right down the Pennsylvania Turnpike, it’s not that far. Take a look. If he’s overweight, if he can’t play, if he can’t move anymore, send him back on the Turnpike, but if he can he’s going to make everybody in the defensive back room better.
Signing Revis wouldn’t be a great bargain for the Eagles. He would likely have a large price tag that wouldn’t be worth his current value. He will turn 32 this month and it’s fair to wonder if he has anything left in the tank. If the Eagles look at him, great. But don’t expect Philadelphia to sign the aging corner barring an unforeseen turn of events.