According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Darrelle Revis will be a free agent when the new league year begins tomorrow at 4 PM ET on Tuesday, March 10. The New England Patriots have reportedly declined to pay the $20 million team option Revis he was scheduled to potentially make in 2015.
Revis, who signed with New England last year, will obviously be the top cornerback on the market for the second year in a row. The Eagles have already signed free agent cornerback Byron Maxwell to a lucrative long-term contract, but they still need a new starter opposite of him. So could the Eagles have interest in Revis?
Before I answer that question, let's note here that Revis could still end up re-signing with the Patriots at a lower figure, as indicated by Charles Robinson. Let's also note that the New York Jets are expected to have strong interest in bringing Revis back to the organization that drafted him.
But if Revis isn't headed to the Patriots or Jets, perhaps the Eagles would make sense. During last year's free agency period, it was reported that the Eagles were among the teams interested in the veteran corner. Philadelphia currently has plenty of cap space to offer the rich deal Revis is reportedly seeking.
Revis turns 30 in July but the Eagles have shown no reluctance to acquiring aging players; look no further than Frank Gore and Darren Sproles as recent examples.
A Maxwell-Revis cornerback tandem would be quite formidable. The chances are against it happening, but it'll be interesting to see if the Eagles revisit their interest in Revis again this offseason.