If you were hoping the Pittsburgh Steelers would inquire about veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis now that the New England Patriots have declined to pick up his $20 million option, your wishes have reportedly been granted.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Steelers inquired about Revis but evidently found out that he’s asking for too much money. Schefter goes on to say that it looks like the Patriots or New York Jets might be the only two teams that Revis ultimately signs with. The Buffalo Bills also reportedly have interest in Revis as well.
Steelers inquired today on free-agent CB Darrelle Revis. Unrealistic. Sounds like it's down to Jets and Patriots.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2015
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting Tuesday evening that Revis’s reps have told teams that they currently $48 million for three years on the table right now, with $40 million guaranteed.
Revis played his high school football at Aliquippa and went on to play his college ball at the University of Pittsburgh. He was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Revis will turn 30 years-old in July and he won his first Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2014. After playing his first six seasons in the league with the Jets, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March of 2013. The Buccaneers ultimately released him after the 2013 season and he signed with the Patriots last March.