Last year, Jason La Canfora of CBS broke the news that the Jets were shopping cornerback Darrelle Revis. This year, La Canfora reports that other teams believe the team Revis currently plays for could be inclined to trade him.
Per La Canfora, teams already are inquiring about Revis, and some teams believe he’s ripe to be traded at the outset of the league year.
The reason for a move is obvious. Despite the player’s skills, he doesn’t entirely fit with the system Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith will be running. Also, Revis has a $16 million salary cap number this year.
Last week at the Scouting Combine, Pro Football Talk on NBCSN asked Buccaneers G.M. Jason Licht whether an effort has been made to knock down that high cap number.
“We haven’t discussed that,” Licht said. “We’re in the midst of doing a lot of evaluating on our football team. Right now Darrelle Revis is an asset to our football team.”
Revis may indeed be an asset. An asset that can be flipped for other important assets who will better mesh with Lovie Smith’s intended defensive schemes.