Teams that want Revis have narrow window to pry him from Bucs

AP

Rumors and speculation persist that teams like the Patriots and Broncos could be interested in trying to get the Buccaneers to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis and his $16 million in total compensation for 2014.

If anything is going to happen, it need to happen fairly soon.

As of March 13, the Bucs would need much more to justify the move.  On that date, the third day of the new league year, Revis earns a $1.5 million roster bonus — and the final draft pick the Buccaneers owe the Jets upgrades from fourth-round pick to a third-round selection.

While a team like the Pats or Broncos could have a hard time absorbing the $16 million under their 2014 cap, the recent increase in the base rate for each team of $10 million coupled with the ability in the Revis contract to unilaterally convert salary to signing bonus would give his new team more flexibility.

Last year, Revis took to Twitter to say he was “speechless” about the notion that the Jets were reportedly thinking about trading him.  This year, Revis has remained silent.

Of course, Revis likely realizes it’s not his current team that is initiating the buzz.  The question over the next eight days is whether another team can persuade the Buccaneers to save $16 million in cash, to keep their third-round pick, and to acquire whatever the best offer would be to move Revis to a team that has a better chance to contend in 2014.  And that has better uniforms.

On the uniform issue, that would be every other team.  In the NFL, the CFL, and the Arena League.

21 responses to “Teams that want Revis have narrow window to pry him from Bucs

  1. .

    There is nothing in Bill Belichick’s past that would cause one to believe he would give up draft choices and 16 million in cap space to acquire a cornerback.

    If acquired, Revis would be making more than Brady.

    .

  2. Give me the DROY and a 3/4 round pick all day over Revis. Revis is great, but it’s clear…….it’s him, not anyone else that causes this dysfunction. Great trade by Idzik.

  3. Bold prediction: if he doesn’t get traded, he will ask for next season’s $16M to be fully guaranteed before Week 1 and if Tampa doesn’t accommodate, holdout will ensue.

    Revis has all the leverage here. If the Bucs release him, he’ll easily get his guaranteed money on the market, and Revis and his camp knows this. The honeymoon is over in Tampa, expect Revis to start asking for Year 3 to be guaranteed and the fallout from that.

  4. For the price… I would prefer a sunny, warm island more than a dark, annoying island.

  5. If you’re gonna pay someone, it should be a guy like Revis. He is filthy good. Too bad the Bucs wanted to put the best cover corner in the league in a zone defense last year, a mind boggling decision.

    There are guys you pay a premium for, QB, pass rusher, #1 WR, & elite cover corners. With every other position almost you can look for value.

  6. pftfan says:Mar 5, 2014 7:53 AM

    Bold prediction: if he doesn’t get traded, he will ask for next season’s $16M to be fully guaranteed before Week 1 and if Tampa doesn’t accommodate, holdout will ensue.

    Revis has all the leverage here. If the Bucs release him, he’ll easily get his guaranteed money on the market, and Revis and his camp knows this. The honeymoon is over in Tampa, expect Revis to start asking for Year 3 to be guaranteed and the fallout from that.
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    Yeah, someone is really going to pay him $16 million a year on the open market (notice, no one except the Bucs were willing to give him $16 million to begin with. So seeing as the Bucs can cut him and odds are the best he’ll make is $10 million a year, he has zero leverage, unless losing at least $6 million is somehow leverage.

  7. Over rated.

    Sherm is far better.

    IDK why fans are so afraid to check the facts.

    Sherm is the best CB in the NFL and Wilson is the best QB in the history of the NFL through their first two seasons.

    FACTS

  8. By the way… whatever happened with that investigation into the illegal leaking of Josh Freeman’s private medical information?!?

  9. It’s gonna take an offer of at least 2 number 1’s and a #3 to even get the Bucs attention…there is no reason for them to entertain anything less, they aren’t in cap distress, they can build their defensive schemes around his ability to shutdown any teams #1 WR, leaving the rest of the DBs to play any scheme Lovie desires and really who are you going to replace him with, anyone looking for an above average CB will look to Browner who is a FA as of this morning and will cost them nothing to sign other than his contract.

  10. The Bucs are not so stupid, as to think Revis has to be pried. At $16 million, they will be happy to give him up. No cover 2 CB is worth that kind of money.

    You can pay an entire starting secondary for that amount. If they have any sense, trade him.

  11. “It’s gonna take an offer of at least 2 number 1′s and a #3 to even get the Bucs attention”

    If what you write is true the Bucs have attention deficit disorder.

  12. @ ” Reality check”, dude, step away from the meth lab. Seriously, while Sherman is a top CB, Wilson is NOT the top QB, not even close. He benefits from a top ranked defense that keeps him in games and allows him to play within his strengths. He is not among the top QBs in the game today, never mind in history. Now he COULD be , in about 5 -7 years , a couple years doesn’t prove a bloody thing except he had 2 nice years. nothing more.

  13. realitycheckbaby says:
    Mar 5, 2014 8:54 AM
    Yada, Yada, Yada ….. and Wilson is the best QB in the history of the NFL through their first two seasons.
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    Can you say: ‘Joe Montana’ ??
    (sure you can)

  14. Rumors and speculation persist
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    All made up by the media. There has been nothing from either team to indicate any interest in Revis.

    And to think that Belichick would pay a corner that much when he never has before is a ridiculous speculation at that.

  15. With Peanut Tillman inevitably headed to Tampa, that’s going to be a tough secondary to throw on.

  16. I would be surprised if Bill was after him. He did call Bill a jerk on national tv with Gronk sittin across the table from him. Real classy. Wish Gronk hadda spiked him. Revis is a turd.

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