Like most of Jets Nation, cornerback Darrelle Revis has been intrigued by the NFL's free agency/trading period.
"It's exciting. We have a lot free agents out there and we're trying to get some of the guys back. We all know the business of it," he said today. "We want to see everybody back here, but that probably won't happen. I'm sure the guys upstairs are going to do everything they can to get everybody back and for us to build a better championship team and try to get to the Super Bowl."
The Green & White can't officially file any unrestricted free agent signings with the NFL until Friday evening, but ESPN 1050 has reported they've agreed to deals with both T Wayne Hunter and game-breaking WR Santonio Holmes over the past 24 hours.
"He's awesome," Revis told newyorkjets.com about Holmes today. "He's awesome, man, with a capital A. I love to go against him in practice. He's just very smart, he's a student of the game and he's tough. He's a tough one, man, so I appreciate he's back with us and I don't have to play against him on somebody else's team."
Then later on in a conference call with reporters, Revis was asked about the prospect of becoming a teammate with Nnamdi Asomugha. The 6'2", 210-pound Asomugha, a California alum who played professionally with the Raiders from 2003-10, is another unrestricted free agent attracting a lot of attention. Numerous media outlets have reported the Jets have contacted Asomugha and are pursuing the talented defensive back.
"Rex and Mike Tannenbaum are going to do the best thing to build us into a championship caliber team. To bring Nnamdi on board — that would be great. He is the best cornerback in the league and me and him as a tandem will be unbelievable," said Revis. "It would be awesome. I would love to have him as a teammate."
Revis and Asomugha are rated by most everyone as the Nos. 1 and 1A corners in football and Revis definitely would enjoy pairing up in regular-season action in addition to Pro Bowls.
"Our pass defense is going to be sky-high," Revis said if the Jets sign Asomugha. "Teams are going to have to gameplan against two great corners. It's going to be a challenge for offenses to throw, plus we have great pass rushing as well with Calvin Pace and a lot of blitz packages. It's going to be tough on offense."
Revis has always played Randy Moss tough throughout his career, but he is open to the thought of playing with him if the Jets chose to pursue the former Patriot in free agency. Despite the two exchanging words in the past, Revis attributed that to competition and still believes Moss has some game in him.
"I think that's just the competition and level of play we try to bring out in each other and I think that's what it's always been," he said. "I don't think it's too personal. I would love if we were to go get him. You can see on film that the guy can still play — he still can catch the ball, he's still a deep threat guy."