The Buccaneers want to make it known that they can’t be strung along forever on the Darrelle Revis trade front.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Bucs are growing impatient with the process of acquiring Revis in a trade with the Jets. The Bucs have long been viewed as the most likely trading partner if the Jets decide to get rid of Revis, who is their best player but is also coming off a torn ACL, entering the final year of his contract, and likely to demand huge money in a new contract in 2014.
According to Cole, the Buccaneers are willing to trade first-, third- and sixth-round picks for Revis, and the Bucs are also willing to pay Revis $15-16 million a year on a long-term contract.
But if the Bucs are offering all that and it hasn’t yet resulted in a deal getting done, the Bucs may be starting to think a deal simply isn’t going to get done.