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Window is closing on Revis trade

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If the Jets are going to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers, it needs to happen soon.

More specifically, the Bucs need to give Revis a physical soon.

While it would be ideal for the Jets to pick up the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft when the Bucs are on the clock on Thursday night, the trade can’t happen until the Bucs inspect the player’s surgically-repaired knee and conclude that he’ll be able to play at a high level come September.  Which means that a deal between the two teams needs to happen fairly soon, so that the poking and prodding of the knee can begin.

As one source with knowledge of the negotiations suggested earlier this month, the practical deadline for getting a deal done is Monday, April 22.  That would give the Bucs a fair opportunity to inspect the knee.

The biggest question becomes whether the Bucs and Jets would finalize the deal (i.e., each team reports it to the league office) subject to Revis passing a physical, or whether the two teams agree that the physical will happen first, and that the deal will be called in when Revis gets the “all clear” from Tampa’s doctors — and possibly when the Bucs are on the clock with the 13th pick.

The latter approach requires extreme discretion from everyone involved and a leap of faith that the teams each will call the league office and finalize the deal, even if for example a player the Bucs love happens to slip past the first 12 picks.  Since a trade isn’t binding until each team calls it in, the Jets or the Bucs could in theory renege.

Regardless of how it all works out, there’s not much time left to strike a deal as to what the Jets will get for Revis, given that the Bucs need to be completely sure about what they are getting.

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51 Responses to “Window is closing on Revis trade”
  1. packerfan12 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:06 PM

    If the Jets are smart, they will trade Revis for the 13th pick (which I don’t even think the Bucs should do). They should consider themselves lucky that they are probably going to get 1st round compensation for a player that they won’t be able to keep past this season.

    Jets….Set up the physical, deal him (if you can), take what you can get and be happy. I know he’s a dominant corner when healthy, but the contract he’s talking about is insane. The 13th pick can grab you potentially Barkevious “kiki” Mingo, Tavon Austin, or another corner. And you don’t have to pay them a reported $16 million a year.

  2. bucemdown says: Apr 20, 2013 2:08 PM

    I really hope the Bucs are smart with this! If they cannot have their own medical staff check out the surgically repaired knee before commiting to the deal, I would pass! Too much on the line to roll the dice. We all know the Bucs need help at corner, but they shouldn’t overpay for a player who was the leagues top corner. No one know’s if he will ever be the same after this injury.

  3. gadzod says: Apr 20, 2013 2:09 PM

    If I’m Tampa, I’d keep my draft picks. Let the Jets lose him for free. In the meantime, you can watch him closely this season to see how he’s doing. If he’s what you want, then during the FA, give him what he wants and sign him.

  4. mazblast says: Apr 20, 2013 2:10 PM

    Given their history, we can be fairly confident that the Jets will find a way to muck this up.

  5. melkipershero says: Apr 20, 2013 2:10 PM

    Oh look, another Revis story

  6. mortgagemen says: Apr 20, 2013 2:14 PM

    Revis, even in this condition, assuming a strong and healthy rehab, is easily worth a 1st, 2nd, and 4th. The Jets might take less, but not much less. Tampa fans are expecting to fleece the Jets. Not happening. He’s the best at his position, and will likely go down as the best ever at that position. Pay up or shut up.

  7. chc4 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:20 PM

    If the compensation Tampa is reportedly willing to part with is true the Bucs are getting fleeced. Especially after the new contract he’ll get. He’s a great player no doubt, or at least was pre-injury. But way too much $ to pay for a non-QB.

  8. kash71 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:22 PM

    Bucs need to slam that window shut, board it up with nails, and never look in that direction again.

  9. bucemdown says: Apr 20, 2013 2:28 PM

    I wouldn’t mind the Bucs trading for Revis and I know it has to include a 1st(#13 this year) but if I was Dominik I would make the other picks conditional based on games played this year or performance. Either way, just want a conclusion! This has been way over discussed in the media for too long. Crap or get off the pot!

  10. melissashusband says: Apr 20, 2013 2:29 PM

    @mortgagemen

    Really better all time than

    Deion Sanders
    Revis is really good when healthy. I would bet large amounts of money he will not ever get in the HOF he is really good but not one of the ALL TIME best

  11. skoobyfl says: Apr 20, 2013 2:29 PM

    I’d figure that the Jets would trade him if they can, Revis wants bigger money every few years so you know he’s ready for FL weather.

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 20, 2013 2:31 PM

    I think it’s easier to work a trade involving a future pick and one of less value. The Bucs should let time run out and then make a less desirable offer to the Jets that they can choose to take if they don’t want to end up losing Revis for nothing. Only New York has a problem here today. And that won’t change unless they figure out a solution to it, and the only one they have come up with is to pry away that 13th pick. I wouldn’t consider giving it to them if I was the Bucs. Not a flippin’ chance.

    Call me after the draft but only if it’s a video call and I can confirm you are on your knees when proposing your next offer to me.

  13. mec693 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:34 PM

    when are people going to realize that this is another story the media has almost completely developed on their own. The Jet’s were originally looking for two number ones like they had gotten in the Keyshawn deal way back when. What makes you think they’re going to settle on losing the best corner since Deion Sanders for a 1 and a 3. Roy Williams got that deal! I know people love to hate the Jets but PLEASE clear your eyes and look at the situation. When the Jet’s have 30 mill in cap space next year, you don’t think they could resign Darrelle? How about the 13 mill total they’ll have after clearing 2.5 by cutting tebow. I feel like people are purposely playing blind with this whole situation

  14. zinn22 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:35 PM

    The Jets are crazy to trade Revis. A player as good as Revis comes along once every 10-15 years. Draft picks are very unlikely to replace him with anything close to equal value. He is 27 years old and because his game is not built on speed or athleticism he should have another 10 years of top level play. Unlike a guy like Cromartie whose game is built on Athleticism and who will likely go downhill a lot faster.

    If you get a player of Revis’ quality you should hold onto him. Revis said he wants to stay with the Jets and the jets have some leverage in contract negotiations as Revis will only make $6 mill this year. Pay the man.

  15. kevingreene160sacknoHOFclub says: Apr 20, 2013 2:38 PM

    At this point I think it’s funnier if Revis half-asses it for a year and they have to watch him walk.

  16. adoombray says: Apr 20, 2013 2:43 PM

    the gap between a typical football fan’s interest in the jets, and the level of interest of the press, is staggering. 2-3 posts a day about a trade that hasn’t happened after a full year of 2-3 posts a day about the third team quarterback / special teams gunner.

  17. mwindle1973 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:43 PM

    He’s the best CB in the league. But I agree with a Troy Aikman statement I read a couple years ago. He said the term shutdown CB is a misguided term. In his opinion there has only been one in the history of the NFL…Deion Sanders. My point is, Revis makes too much money. CBs play D, they don’t win games for you very often. Unless of course your Deion Sanders. The day I see Revis let a guy get open so he could rush in and pick it, is the day Revis deserves the money he desires.

  18. green41563 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:48 PM

    You have no news on this story. Stop talking about it.

  19. napalmfingers says: Apr 20, 2013 2:48 PM

    Revis knows that $15 mil./year is unrealistic, even at his peak. No one is paying that for a corner. That was a number he and his people threw out there so that he could get out of New York once it became a sinking ship. He’ll het, at max, something like $12 mil./year, similar to Nnamdi’s last deal with Oakland.

    And who else feel’s like Woody Johnson is in the background screwing this up? Any actual football exec would have jumped at next year’s first for an injured DB. Idzik can’t be that dumb.

  20. eaglessuperfan says: Apr 20, 2013 2:49 PM

    If they are truly being offered the 13th pick in the draft for him with a team that is on the decline they are fools not to take it.

  21. mec693 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:58 PM

    when are people going to realize that this is another story the media has almost completely developed on their own. The Jet’s were originally looking for two number ones like they had gotten in the Keyshawn deal way back when. What makes you think they’re going to settle on losing the best corner since Deion Sanders for a 1 and a 3. Roy Williams got that deal! I know people love to hate the Jets but PLEASE clear your eyes and look at the situation. When the Jet’s have 30 mill in cap space next year, you don’t think they could resign Darrelle? How about the 13 mill total they’ll have after clearing 2.5 by cutting tebow. I feel like people are purposely playing blind with this whole situation

  22. packerfan12 says: Apr 20, 2013 3:05 PM

    @Mortgagement Apr 20, 2013 2:14 PM
    Revis, even in this condition, assuming a strong and healthy rehab, is easily worth a 1st, 2nd, and 4th. The Jets might take less, but not much less. Tampa fans are expecting to fleece the Jets. Not happening. He’s the best at his position, and will likely go down as the best ever at that position. Pay up or shut up.
    ——————————————————————————————————–
    You have got to be kidding me. If you want the Jets to pay him so be it, nobody questions his talent (when healthy), but you cannot think that they are trying to strong-arm the Buccaneers into this trade, that would be the absolute worst thing they could do.

    This isn’t about what he’s worth it’s about what they can get for him before he’s shipped off because everyone knows that they can’t pay him…You can’t look at what teams got for Harvin and say “we should get more for Revis then”, because Harvin could’ve easily stayed with the Vikings for more money is all, whereas the Jets simply can’t keep him. The Jets should be thankful that they get ANYTHING for him, let alone a 1st, 2nd and a 4th.

  23. wojlos says: Apr 20, 2013 3:10 PM

    I’m just tired of hearing about this trade. Make up your DAMN minds already!

  24. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 20, 2013 3:19 PM

    @mortgagemen,

    I’d take Deion Sanders or Ty Law over Revis any day.

  25. braven4evr says: Apr 20, 2013 3:19 PM

    If the Bucs were really smart they would Draft a corner and leave the me first player were he belongs. .. with the Jets. .. lol

  26. malkinrulez says: Apr 20, 2013 3:24 PM

    packerfan12 hit the nail on the head! Well said.

  27. toonloonboon says: Apr 20, 2013 3:31 PM

    mortgagemen says:
    Apr 20, 2013 2:14 PM
    Revis, even in this condition, assuming a strong and healthy rehab, is easily worth a 1st, 2nd, and 4th.

    ——-

    no he’s not. youre wrong.

  28. nobreak1269 says: Apr 20, 2013 3:35 PM

    Make the trade-and in real small print put Sanchez’ name on there also.

  29. osiris33 says: Apr 20, 2013 3:45 PM

    the only reason anybody thinks this guy is worth more than a 4th is because he plays in New York. He can’t even run right now. Pass on him Tampa. I can’t wait to see how much better Richard Sherman is than him this year.

    Eat it Skip Bayless.

  30. buffalobuc says: Apr 20, 2013 3:51 PM

    I’m a bucs fan and I’m so happy I’m not a jets fan, I would be screaming to make a deal asap. They should have made the deal a week ago when the bucs said they were willing to give the first round in 2013. What are you waiting for seriously. They can rebuild instantly if they take the trade. Typical jets lol have fun losing him in free agency for absolutley nothing

  31. cullimon says: Apr 20, 2013 3:57 PM

    Thanks you captain obvious. The pick is only good fr 5 more days

  32. lrjets says: Apr 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    Enjoy seeing the biggest critics are Steelers and Dolphins fans.

    Odds are neither team will be in the playoffs.

  33. gvboot says: Apr 20, 2013 4:16 PM

    The 22nd will not get here quick enough. Enough of revis until something happens. Enough is enough.

  34. spedman24 says: Apr 20, 2013 4:28 PM

    Win-win for Idzick & Jets, either TB (or a mystery team) or get “stuck” w/the best defensive player in the game and don’t be shortsighted here — if they are stuck w/him, they WILL resign him. Very smart either way by NY

  35. listerineman says: Apr 20, 2013 4:48 PM

    bucs, wait one season and just sign him as a FA.

  36. ravenmuscle says: Apr 20, 2013 4:49 PM

    I think the Bucs should just forget this deal and leave the Jets stuck with this DIVA and that ridiculous contract they gave him.

    He may NEVER be the same so why should the Bucs take such a huge risk and give up so much.

  37. jdphx says: Apr 20, 2013 5:24 PM

    Jets are gonna screw around and blow this…

    Have an unhappy Revis on the team this year,
    then watch him walk away next year, and get
    zippo in return.

  38. swharris says: Apr 20, 2013 5:25 PM

    Hey Tampa fans stop pretending you don’t need Revis.You had the worst pass defense in the NFL at number 32.Your GM is going to be out of a job if that does not improve.
    The best cornerback in the NFL and Dashon Goldson will help you turn that around pretty quick. A shutdown corner will put the playoffs in sight.

  39. seaeagle707 says: Apr 20, 2013 5:37 PM

    Now, I’m wondering if its because the knee isn’t all it should be, as a reason that the Jets are stalling? Perhaps they’re thinking of trying an eleventh hour “cram it down the Bucs throats” maneuver. I’m also beginning to think that the Jets should keep him and then we’ll all know if Revis is 100%, and it won’t cost the Bucs a king’s ransom.

    This from a guy who was hoping he would go south, so we could have a Revis vs Sherman showdown game.

  40. dynaco says: Apr 20, 2013 5:57 PM

    mec693 nailed it. And that’s the way it will play out. Jets played Tampa, the media and the haterz.

  41. buffalobuc says: Apr 20, 2013 6:04 PM

    Swharris your right if we had cornerbacks last year the bucs would of won atleast 5 more games last season especially that giants game, good lord that was bad.

  42. cmdrsmooth says: Apr 20, 2013 6:16 PM

    This deal is already done, u think the NFL would line up Jets and Bucs in an opener for any other reason?

    Revis should be offered a 5 year deal for 10 mil a year with incentives. Jets should keep him at that point. 3’first rounders won’t provide the talent Revis has.

  43. tyelee says: Apr 20, 2013 6:18 PM

    Their is NO telling how much better the Bucs could be right now if they would invest as much time, energy and effert into finding a “Franchise” QB as they have this Revis situation!

  44. flafan15 says: Apr 20, 2013 6:45 PM

    What Bucs need to do is trade up and draft Milliner. Then, and only then, call the Jets up and trade for Revis with the 2014 pick. Bucs secondary will be stacked for years to come.

  45. dlk47823 says: Apr 20, 2013 7:37 PM

    Revis facts for those who aren’t paying attention:
    he has been running, and is ahead of schedule on his rehab- according to his doctor.
    The jets still get a 3rd rd pick if they want to keep him for this year at a bargain price and he leaves after the season.
    He wants to stay in NY because his Nike endorsements pay him much more in a major market, therefore he will take less to stay.
    Of course he wants a lot more $ if he’s sent to Tampa, they’re a small NFL market.
    Jets have allot more options than you geniuses think.
    The only 1 stressing over the window is Florio and BUC fans.

  46. mortgagemen says: Apr 20, 2013 7:52 PM

    Revis is a beast. I have watched every single one of his home games, a few rows from the field. You just don’t get it. He is so good, it’s like almost unbelievable. He will just flat out bully the best receiver on the opposing team. QBs, Tom Brady included, just don’t look his way. Once in a blue moon, they get a couple of shots in. Guys, I’m being very objective when I tell you that, should TB get this guy, no matter what the price is, you will be buying number 24, you will be thanking the Jets, and you can count on the guy dominating the man in front of him every play, of every game.

  47. Giantspunk213 says: Apr 20, 2013 9:44 PM

    Two years later: “Well Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis didn’t report to training camp, reports are that he wants yet ANOTHER new contract…this time in the range of $25 million per year”

  48. TurkeyJoeJones says: Apr 20, 2013 10:55 PM

    The Bucs are crazy if they make a deal for a player coming off a major injury for multiple picks plus top salary.

  49. spedman24 says: Apr 21, 2013 1:14 AM

    I thought they paused it

  50. my2cents27 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:11 AM

    If the JETS get a FIRST round pick for this guy, TAKE IT!!!!

  51. talkingfan says: Apr 21, 2013 9:19 AM

    This guy doesn’t appear to be a very good team guy, he want more money every year even after being hurt. Tampa draft to cb position and save your other picks for def lb, line and have a better overall def. ny def did a solid job without the guy this past year.

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