Although the NFL hasn’t yet released the full 2013 regular-season schedule, some details are trickling in. And those details include one game that may be as intriguing as a Week One matchup of two teams coming off losing seasons could be.
In Week One, the Jets will host the Buccaneers, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.
That game wouldn’t mean much under ordinary circumstances. But there’s a strong possibility that the Jets will trade their best player, cornerback Darrelle Revis, to Tampa Bay this offseason. And if they do, that would make Bucs-Jets one of the biggest games of Week One.
The NFL tries to create as many compelling storylines as possible when laying out the schedule. There’s little doubt that the possibility of a Revis trade was part of the thinking inside the league office when Bucs-Jets was scheduled.