Revis deal could go down when Bucs are on the clock

Reuters

It has been several weeks since it became clear that the most serious (and possibly only) suitor for Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who apparently remain willing to pay Revis what he wants on a long-term deal even as the cornerback market has disintegrated.

But a trade bogged down with the Jets wanting a package headlined by the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft and the Bucs hoping instead to send a 2014 first-rounder that, if the team from Tampa has its way, will be much lower than No. 13.

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune believes that, as the draft approaches, talk of the trade going down “will heat up again.”  Cummings writes that the Bucs continue to refuse to part ways with their 2013 first-round pick “in part because it’s too soon to know how this year’s draft will play out.”

That’s a great point.  A player the Bucs would have drafted with a much higher pick could squirt through the first 12 selections, making them more inclined to use it.  Conversely, there may be no one Tampa really wants at No. 13, making a trade to the Jets more likely.

That would actually help the Jets, since getting the 13th pick after 12 have been made would ensure that no one would try to leap past New York and take the player the Jets would possibly be targeting at No. 13.

There’s a third path that could get the deal done, giving the Jets the 2013 first-round pick G.M. John Idzik feels compelled to obtain.  The Bucs could slide back from No. 13 if they aren’t thrilled with any of the players available at that point, and then offer the lower pick to the Jets.

The fact that the Bucs have yet to sign another cornerback, coupled with the belief in league circles that ownership in Tampa wants Revis, means that this deal isn’t dead, yet.  In the end, it could make for some unexpected twists on the night of Thursday, April 25.

51 responses to “Revis deal could go down when Bucs are on the clock

  1. I hope my Bucs get Revis, we need him and having the best corner in the league would certainly help out our defense tremendously. I am so excited for Revis to come on down to Tampa!

  2. I am tired of the talk….put up or shut up…would love to have Revis on the Bucs, but tired of the BS that is going along with it…Is it really worth it??

  3. Last year, December 23rd, Bengals came to Heinz Field. A couple idiot Bengals fans decided to sit in our section, and that wasn’t going to work for us.

    So, after a short Green catch, these idiots started to mindlessly celebrate the petty play, and while they were distracted, we urinated in their Pepsi. Oh, I may have spit as well.

    This is a mild warning to all outsiders that want to think about coming into our territory. Don’t do it. We win, you lose.

  4. It will happen after june 1st…saving the jets about 9 million dollars…Not before then..
    We save ’13 draft picks. Jets save money.
    everybody wins.

  5. Jets isnt gonna accept the draft pick that buccs trade down.. if they do, the jets gonna decline and keep him.. then they will sign him long term contract, bucc lose, jets win.

  6. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 31, 2013 7:04 PM

    “Last year, December 23rd, Bengals came to Heinz Field. A couple idiot Bengals fans decided to sit in our section, and that wasn’t going to work for us.

    So, after a short Green catch, these idiots started to mindlessly celebrate the petty play, and while they were distracted, we urinated in their Pepsi. Oh, I may have spit as well.

    This is a mild warning to all outsiders that want to think about coming into our territory. Don’t do it. We win, you lose.”

    That you did something like that makes you an a-hole…That you’re proud of it makes you an idiot…And you don’t even realize that you give football fans everywhere a bad name.

  7. If the Bucs give up more then a 2nd round pick for Revis ten sign him to a big contract it will be a bad move on their part. They need to build through the draft and be smart with the salary cap. Revis is coming off an ACL tear and is getting older.

  8. Last time Tampa traded with Jets, they got a championship. God Karma with a Jets. There defense and secondary will be lethal. Best in league.

  9. @benroethlisberger7:

    Oh, by the way, which team won that day AND made the playoffs, and which team was lucky to finish 8-8?

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  10. I don’t care how good Revis has been in the past. The Bucs would be insane to give up their first round pick for him. I can see giving them a 2 but use the number 1 to build for the future.

  11. There is no point on wasting 10+ millions on a CB when any offense can just spread the field and pass it to the weakest link , I really hope bucs overpay him so they have less cap space for other good FA’s

  12. “So, after a short Green catch, these idiots started to mindlessly celebrate the petty play, and while they were distracted, we urinated in their Pepsi. Oh, I may have spit as well.”
    __________________________________

    It’s obvious you’re lying. You did no such thing.

    Also, if you expect the visiting team’s fans to sit quietly at Heinz Field, you should probably watch the game at home.

  13. If he does go to Tampa Bay and he’s not quite his old self, perhaps he can rename himself Revis Peninsula.

  14. Don’t the Bucs have all the leverage in this situation. The Jets and the rest of the league know that after this off-season having Revis in camp will be a complete distraction for the Jets. If your the Bucs why do you even rush to trade for Revis and sign him to big money?!? The Bucs are going to make themselves look stupid in the end.

  15. As a Panthers fan, I’d love to see Revis land in Tampa Bay. Not that I don’t think he’s an excellent player, but because of the constant hold outs and cap hell he’d create.

  16. it would make so much sense to get a 1 and 2 next yea r since this draft is so weak and Idzik first year. Also gives him another year to watch the team. it doesn’t make sense to have 2 picks in a weak draft. take a 1st and. 2nd next year.

  17. Only leverage I see the Bucs having is waiting till draft day and somehow have everyone believe they will take a CB with their pick. The Jets leverage is making everyone believe they would have other trade partners if they HAD to settle for a 2014 pick. We’ll see who blinks.

  18. “That would actually help the Jets, since getting the 13th pick after 12 have been made would ensure that no one would try to leap past New York and take the player the Jets would possibly be targeting at No. 13.”

    Generally speaking, if one has the 13th pick, it’s implied that 12 selections have already been made. Unless I’m missing something here. (Is it possible for only, say, 10 selections to be made prior to the 13th pick?)

  19. Revis is over rated. There is Norway I would pay a CB more than 10 mil a year. The further a player gets from the line of scrimmage the smaller the impact he will have

  20. If there is any way that the Bucs can Buck it up they will find a way. Just look at past history. I am so tired of all of the rhetoric About Revis. Either sign him or not. Frankly Charlotte “I don’t give a damn” Just do something!!! You have already let all of the FA’s that were worth anything at all get picked up by our competition. Same old sad story. TOO LITTLE TOO LATE!!!!!!!! I know we as Bucs fans are supposed to have a little patience but how much?

  21. Its not that difficult. Revis is worth a top 15 pick. you’ll easily get 4-5 good to great years out of a shut down corner. well worth the 13th pick. The drama is old and fruitless.

    If the Bucs don’t do the trade and hold the pick, then have another terrible pass D this year, they’ll look like idiots and be fired.

  22. ok, the jets brass paid revis $1million dollar bonus recently which tells me that they won’t trade him under no circumstances and it makes no sense to trade for him this season..you don’t just hand someone a million bucks free and then trade him..that’s a lot of straight cash homie!

    I would be shocked if revis is traded this season.

  23. Smart move by the jets. If there is someone they see on the board they really like they can pull the trigger. If theres no one their really that in too they can pass.

  24. Bucs draft a corner with 13th pick, OtA’s start and everyday Idzik gets to answer what is gonna happen with Revis. Bucs have all the leverage. Revis drama will be constant headline and Big top will be back up in the Big Apple

  25. The New York Jests draft at #9 1st round.

    What are the odds that there’s someone they really really want 3 picks later and they’ll still be there?

  26. No way this deal happens day of the draft. The bucs will want a physical, considering his ACL injury, and that would have to happen a day or two before. Which would mean a trade had already been agreed upon. I think the Bucs should stand back until the draft is over, especially if they’re the “only suitor”. After the draft, the Bucs will have the advantage, and the Jets will have to settle for a 2014 1st rounder, which is what the Bucs are offering.

  27. No one will be fired an even if we don’t get revis we will draft a cb an we signed the best safety in the league r pass d will b fine but n doubt revis would make us even better

  28. What it will come down to is, is Revis better then the player the Bucs could pick at #13. if someone like Werner, Latui, Rhodes or Milliner are still there you keep the pick, otherwise you send it to the Jets and get Revis, a proven shutdown corner.

  29. A first round pick for the cb version of t.o…. revis isnt even the most productive corner on his own team the last 2 years…

  30. This would never happen if the Bucs don’t have the opportunity to work out Revis and have a contract extension in place.

    These things seem a bit difficult with 15 minutes on the clock.

  31. Who cares what the Jets do with Revis at this point. And as far as Tampa Bay is concerned, they’re crazy for being willing to pay all that $$$ for a corner. He’s worth half (on a good day) what he thinks he’s worth on the open market.

  32. Probably happen when they’re on the clock in the second round.
    If the Bucs want to keep their 1st rnd pic then all they have to do is make that pic and then make an offer to the Jets. Maybe a 2nd rnd pic this year and something other than the 1st rnd pic next year. Or the 1st rnd pic next year, a bucket of chicken and a 12c pack – whatever.
    The point is the Bucs have time on their side. They can wait until after the draft. If the Jets want to get something for Revis they have to trade him before the trade deadline – this year.
    We’ll see how many teams are really interested in Revis on draft day and that is what the Jets are waiting for.

  33. Two things a fan can count on with Revis on their team’s roster. A very good player and a lot of drama.

  34. The Jets should keep Revis this year. You never trade your best player and think you will improve.
    By the time next year rolls around, Revis should know the CB market and at worst, the Jets got a season out of him during this rebuild with the possibility of re-signing with the Jets knowing the market.

  35. salventuri says:Apr 1, 2013 10:53 AM

    Who cares what the Jets do with Revis at this point. And as far as Tampa Bay is concerned, they’re crazy for being willing to pay all that $$$ for a corner. He’s worth half (on a good day) what he thinks he’s worth on the open market.

    Obviously you care. Enough to troll here and be a lapdog for the Instigator and crew.

  36. The lapdog Florio trolls really get too blinded by their bias against the Jets.
    If the Jets didn’t pay Revis the $million owed to him recently, they would have lost him with nothing in return.
    The million paid to Revis gives the Jets some leverage in whatever they decide to do.
    To those who think the deal to pay Revis happened AFTER his injury know as much about football as they know about objectivity.

  37. When a Jets fan posts something through clear-thinking and logic, I notice some thumbs down to the aforementioned.

    It’s not disagreement by any stretch, it’s just good ol’ hatred.

    We’re proud to be in your heads.

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