The Kansas City Chiefs are doing business differently under John Dorsey and Andy Reid and if the last couple of days have taught us anything, it is that we can’t rule anything out when it comes to the new regime in KC.
But would the Chiefs consider targeting New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis?
It sounds like a dream scenario, right? The Chiefs trade for Alex Smith, retain Branden Albert and Dwayne Bowe and then get to work on putting together the most dominant defense in the NFL.
Adding Revis to the Chiefs could certainly give the Chiefs a chance at forming the NFL’s top defensive unity. KC sent Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali to the Pro Bowl last year. Adding Revis opposite of CB Brandon Flowers could give Hali and Houston an eternity to get to opposing QBs.
Lastly, the Chiefs have a connection to Revis in the form of new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. Sutton coaches Revis and knows exactly how to use the All-Pro.
The Chiefs are reportedly interested in testing the free agent CB market, according to an interview NFL.com’s Albert Breer gave on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City about a week ago, so we know they want help at the position.
Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Revis won’t be a free agent.
The shutdown corner is still under contract with the Jets and New York is reportedly trying to trade him. Despite coming off a serious knee injury, Revis is likely to command a king’s ransom in the trade market and if the reports of the Alex Smith trade are indeed true, the Chiefs just don’t have the firepower to get the job done.
Without a second round pick, the Chiefs would have to use the first overall pick on Revis.
Involving the top pick int he draft for Revis is an interesting theory but a risky one. If Revis were in this draft he would be the hands down top pick but the Chiefs would be trading for a 27 year old CB coming off surgery. There is no guarantee that Revis will be the same player when he returns.
Landing Revis would be nice but it probably isn’t the best move for the Chiefs. KC would have to give up quite a bit to get him and the club desperately needs depth after coming off a 2-14 season.
The Chiefs would be better off selecting CB Dee Milliner out of Alabama with the top pick. Millner may not turn out to be as good as Revis but since the Chiefs already have a very good corner in Brandon Flowers, he wouldn’t need to be.
What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs inquire about Revis?
Note: Check out the provided caption for the picture above (hover your mouse over the photo) with Revis and Steve Breaston. Our image partner provides captions to all photos. Normally we just leave in the mandatory credit for the photographer but this error was too funny. Breaston is referred to as a “wide defensive back” and it says the pass was intended for Revis. If you watched the game the last time the Chiefs played the Jets, then you know this caption is actually more accurate than you might think.