Jets are pressing “pause” on Revis trade

As Jets G.M. John Idzik tries to squeeze as much as possible from the Buccaneers for cornerback Darrelle Revis, Idzik has unfurled a new strategy.

He’s being coy.  Or, as the case may be, even more coy.

Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports that the Jets are pressing the “pause button” on the possibility of trading Revis to the Buccaneers.  Per Paolantonio, the Bucs are offering “multiple picks,” which includes their 2013 first-round selection.

We reported last week that, despite a perceived dispute between the two teams regarding whether the first-round pick would come from the 2013 or 2014 draft, the Buccaneers were willing to send this year’s first-rounder, the 13th overall selection.

“Pause button” or not, few will believe that the Jets now plan to keep Revis.  Though there has been some speculation that Idzik thinks he could persuade Revis to sign a long-term deal, the Jets aren’t behaving like a franchise that has Revis in the long-term plans.

If the Jets wanted to keep Revis, he’d be in Arizona right now, rehabbing his ACL at his preferred location.  And if the Jets wanted to keep Revis, the “pause button” on a possible trade would have been pressed — and the “play button” would have been removed — weeks ago.

This is about Idzik letting it play out as long as he can.  He knows the Bucs aren’t going away; if they were going, they’d already be gone.  So Idzik can wait until the last minute (whenever that may be), apply one final squeeze to the Buccaneers, and hope to get a little more than the Bucs currently are offering.

Unless the Bucs unexpectedly pull the plug, the Jets and Idzik have nothing to lose.

64 responses to “Jets are pressing “pause” on Revis trade

  1. How about the Bucs not offer anything and let the Jets deal with this circus the entire year and watch him walk at the end of the season. freaking bums

  2. how can you pause something that isnt in motion and probably doesn’t exist outside of our imagination?

  3. Seems like Idzik is walking on eggshells trying not to get slammed for whatever the final terms are for a deal that goes down. Which risks getting slammed for no deal going down.

    If they’ve been offered the 13th pick and anything more, I think they’re fools for not pulling the trigger while they can.

  4. The Jets will screw this up.If someone is willing to give you that much for him and your dragging your feet the they’re not very smart.

  5. There are at least 3-4 quality CB’s available in this years draft who are younger, cheaper and healthier than Revis. Mark Dominik needs to offer the Jets a take it or leave it ultimatum. The Jets owner has said he does not want to sign Revis to another high dollar contract, which means they either trade him now, or watch him walk away in FA next year…when the Bucs could land him without having to give up squat. Idzik is a terrible poker player….know when to fold em’…the Bucs are holding all the high cards this hand!

  6. I hope the Bucs pull the plug on this deal instead of being played by the Jets for a fool.

    There are lots of good CB’s in the draft that are not coming off of a major injury and that won’t cost 10-15 Million a year.

  7. Your kidding, right? Jets/Idzik have zero leverage – and Bucs have no competition for Revis. Bucs could tell Jets with every passing day without agreeing to a deal, ther offer gets reduced.

  8. Seems like the Bucs are giving up a lot for a “me first” DB coming off a significant injury? As good as Revis was, there’s a limited audience for his skill set, particularly in light of his price tag. The Bucs have the leverage here, no the Jets.

  9. The Jets cannot get what Revis is worth as player. As time passes, his trade value drops, because the rest of the league knows they’re desperate to trade him. He’s in the last year of his contract, he wants big money, is difficult to negotiate with, and is coming off of surgery. They’ll be sorry for not taking what the Bucs are offering.

  10. The Bucs would be wise to run (not walk) away from this possible trade. Just take the best available corner at #13 or try to trade up in the draft if they want the #1 prospect.

  11. Its hilarious how these websites make it sounds like the Jets have the upper hand. The Jets lose Revis after next season. The Bucs know theyre the only team involved. There’s no way the Jets are getting the Bucs to outbid themselves. I still say there’s a good chance this deal doesn’t happen.

  12. Somehow I just know the Jets are going to mess this up. They have offended their player and are going to get very little back. I though Rex loved Revis’s footwork?

  13. If the Jets thing they can just leave the trade on the table like that than I hope the Bucs flip the table at them.

  14. I wanted Revis bad (and still want him), but I am now leaning towards backing out of the deal completely just to screw the Jets over. We have offered them more than fair deals from what the reports say, and they are still trying to get more. They have played this entire situation terribly. Get Trufant and lets move forward.

  15. At what point do the Bucs get angry? The Jet’s just keep stringing them along….day after day…after day….after day…

    And it’s clear the Bucs thought at one point many a moon ago that this deal was done. How else do you explain not adressing your main need in free agency and sitting this long waiting for them to take the same trade that’s been available from the beginning to fill that need?

    I’m sure the Raiders would take a package a hair spicier than that to get up to #3 and they can spend 1/4 of the money they’d spend on Revis and take Milliner.

  16. If I’m the Bucs, I say enough is enough – keep him. We’ll draft a kid, sign another vet and do what we can this year – then next season sign Revis for no compensation – if the Patriots, Giants or Dolphins don’t beat us out.

  17. I hope the bucs back out and let this blow up in the Jets face. That would make for a great season

  18. The jets are run by buffoons. With the quality players that will be around after the first round they should go for quantity of picks but instead will try for early round picks instead. They are like the small child that when told he can have two coins on the dresser, picks two nickles instead of two dimes because they are bigger. How can they still have a fan base?

  19. There is no up-side in this deal for the Bucs. The Jests are doing them a huge favor by being idiots about it, will the Bucs wise up in time?

  20. For the Jets its a tradeoff. They want to get the deal done before the draft to get 2013 picks but they know they get more waiting until Revis proves he is healthy in camp and in pre-season games.

  21. i just dont get what the bucs see in revis that they dont see (potentially) is any of the CB’s in the draft. yeah i get that revis was shutting recievers down, but the guy is not worth all this. corners seem to be a position that you can mold just about anybody into. there are really good CB’s that are found in late rounds and can be just as effective. I dont like how much the guy talks, but Richard Sherman is a good CB and was drafted late. these guys are out there, how desperate can the Bucs be that theyre willing to reach so far for him??

  22. I really wish the bucs would pull the plug. I hate this little tease the jets are putting up. if Harvin got a 25th and picks I think Revis is well worth the 13th and picks…

  23. One thing to remember is Idzik and Dominik worked together in the front office for the Bucs previously so Idzik probably knows how far he can push him.

  24. This will end up being the most publicized trade in the history of trades that never happened.

  25. The Bucs seem to be morons to keep dealing with this drama. From what I gather they are already offering more than Revis is worth and if they give up more then wow, dumb. Just tell the Jets no thanks and wait for Revis to become a free agent in a year and scoop him up then while saving your draft picks. They’ll probably be able to get him for less money as well since the market is clearly depressed and no way a team would be offering him 15+ mil (rumor the Bucs will sign him to) as a free agent.

    Tampa should have all the leverage here yet it seems like they are being played for fools….and by the Jets front office of all people. Revis isn’t their lone missing piece so there is no need to screw yourself over instead of waiting a year.

  26. Hasn’t taken Idzik long to go from anonymous to aggravating. At least he has the perfect face for hurling comment darts at. When it’s pasted up on the front page of PFT.

  27. This is why publicly transparent trades don’t work! Both sides not only have to get good value, they have to look like tough negotiators while they do it. And when all those variables come together, its a train wreck where no one wins. Bet Revis is going to be really happy back in NY again next season.

  28. If the Bucs need a corner so bad at this point they should just move up and get Milliner for essentially the same cost as Revis, only they are getting a guy who will be younger, cheaper, and not coming off an injury. More importantly they don’t have to get involved in the Jet’s game which has probably inspired more eye-rolls among NFL team management than the replacement officials did last year.

    Milliner may not be as good as Revis but who knows how good Revis will be after an injury.

    It’s also obvious the Bucs aren’t 100% sold on Josh Freeman, if they need to make a QB move in the next season or two, are they really going to want so much money invested in one secondary player?

  29. Revis will put butts in seats, and the Jets know it. The 13th pick in the draft will be a decent player but other than that kids immediate family you’re not filling in a stadium on his name alone.

    So all of you saying the Jets don’t have leverage are wrong, they do. They know the marketing potential of signing Revis to the Bucs is huge, so now they make them sweat a little bit. They’ll pull the trigger before weeks end just to see if the Bucs cough up a bit more.

  30. All this talk about “hitting the pause and play button” reminds me of the Jodi Arias trial on HLN.

    Please make it stop.

  31. Jets have everything to lose. Not nothing. Hell the 13th pick alone is more than fair considering injury, contract demands, and drama.

  32. I never thought I would say this, but these Revis stories are getting more annoying than the Favre stories from a couple years ago. Can we stop already? If he gets traded, he gets traded. Who cares about anything in between?

  33. I can’t believe the Bucs are pursuing so hard. Based on the fact I last heard that Revis was lookin for around 15 mill a year. Which in my opinion is ridiculous. I can’t believe any team is considering dishing out that kind of money for 1 CB.

  34. The Jets are a joke of an organization with these games, what team can take them seriously, besides the desperate bucs and the bucs would be better off leaving the table and deal with another team that has common sense.

  35. I say Bucs move on…move up in the draft and get Milliner. The Jets DO NOT have the upper hand in this situation!!!

  36. The Bucs are an up and coming team that have been doing an excellent job building through the draft. With that said, why would you trade very valuable picks to the Jets, who obviously don’t seem to have an interest in resigning Revis at the salary he is demanding? Walk away Bucs.. wait until the offseason and save your picks as Revis walks away while the Jets get NOTHING in return. In the meantime, keep that pick to draft Xavier Rhodes or Desmond Trufant. Stop trying to make a name for yourself Izdik. Your bluff is going to be called and you will end up with nothing if you don’t get a little bit reasonable.

  37. Jets need to keep Revis this year.
    Next year outbid the competition when it’s plain to see he’s not worth what he thinks he is.

  38. As a Jets fan, who readily admits last year was an embarrassing joke,I have no problem with ANYTHING They’ve done! I like every move they’ve made so far, besides not cutting Tebow yet. This isn’t last yrs Jets, they’ve been more low key. I like the ‘quiet’ he has brought to organization.
    I am all for keeping Revis, so I like hearing he thinks he might get him to sign. And, where has anyone heard Woody say he’s not paying him? It’s just speculation…by the likes of Mehta, from the DailyNews, who’s articles are a joke!!
    And, sorry Buc fans. He does have the upper hand, and is using it Superbly…he got them to include the 1st for this yr right? They let all the CBs sign elsewhere, and have no CBs on team that are any good and the Jets know it!!!
    The Jets are FINALLY being run by a competent GM!!!

  39. The Jets should have taken the deal the moment a first-round pick was mentioned. If I were the Bucs, I’d rather have Rhodes or Trufant 13th overall and pay them a rookie wage versus giving up that pick plus a couple others for Revis, then turn around and pay him a king’s ransom. There’s inherent risk in both scenarios, but one won’t demolish your salary cap and make your overall talent pool shallower.

    I hope the Bucs balk, Revis walks, and the Jets end up getting nothing for him.

  40. …or you could have reported that the Jets and new GM Idzik are doing a masterful job driving up the price on their oft injured malcontent CB.

    The price of a 2014 1st round pick has now increased to 3 picks in 2013 including a #1, #3, #5, and if another team jumps into the bidding the price will only go higher.

    The Bucs are desperate and the Jets can always sign Revis to a long term deal if trade demands are not met now that the new GM has slashed over $30 mil off of the cap disaster left over by Tannenbaum.

    See, doesn’t that read so much better than yours!

  41. this whole scenerio just shows how much of a joke the jets actually are.. i mean seriously just trade the man and get it over with wow. get 2 first rd picks and rebuild..why drag it out?

  42. at this point if i was tampa id just either move up and pick a beast CB or take best available at 13 then sign charles woodson to teach them.. idk what tampa is thinking really.

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