NFL Free Agency Rumors 2013: Dwight Freeney, Darrelle Revis to Denver Broncos?
Mar 12, 2013 03:34 PM EDT
Dwight Freeney and Darrelle Revis could be joining Peyton Manning in Denver, according to recent NFL free agency period rumors.
Manning, who played with Freeney in Indianapolis, is reportedly pushing for Broncos brass to sign his former teammate to a free-agent deal. The team has also showed great interest in trading for New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis.
While Manning won't be making the decision for Freeney, you have to believe the team will make a strong push for the pass rusher, who is also drawing interest from the Atlanta Falcons, according to SB Nation.
Getting Freeney in a Broncos uniform won't be as simple as a reunion handshake, as the team will also need to figure out what to do with their own pash-rushing phenom Elvis Dumerville, who has a $12 million contract the team may not want to bring back.
Revis could also be on his way out of an organization because of contract issues.
The Denver Broncos want to add Jets CB Darrelle Revis to their secondary, according to ESPN. Denver wants to upgrade their right cornerback opposite future hall-of-famer Champ Bailey, and the disgruntled Jets CB could certainly be a trade option for the team.
The Falcons, Buccaneers, Lions and 49ers have also been linked to a Revis deal.
"None of the trade talks matter if I am not healthy and back to All-Pro form," Revis told NFL Network in February. While trading for Revis would be costly enough (possibly a first-round draft pick and other players and/or picks), the restructuring of his contract would also come into play for whatever team decided to roll the dice on the perennial Pro-Bowler. Sources believe that Revis could command as much as $15 million a year, a steep price for any superstar, especially for one who is coming off a serious injury.
Former Indianapolis Colts GM believes that the deal should come down to Revis' health.
"I can't predict what's going to happen, but I can tell you what's going to drive the decision, and that's the medical," Polian said.