Revis trade likely won’t happen with Bucs on the clock

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We’ve been advocating for a week or so the wisdom of accomplishing a trade that would send cornerback Darrelle Revis from the Jets to the Buccaneers when the Bucs are on the clock at No. 13.

There’s only one problem with that plan, as multiple league sources have pointed out (while kindly avoiding terms like “stupid” and “idiot” and “dummy” . . . at least to our faces).  Revis would have to pass a physical before the trade can become official, and that would have to happen before the Jets pick a player that, if the deal doesn’t go through, would revert to the Bucs.

That’s why the trade would have to happen long enough before the draft to allow the physical to be passed before Thursday night, April 25.

There’s another potential approach that would require a leap of faith by both sides — and reliable phone lines.  The parameters could be negotiated and the physical could be taken and the trade could be kept under wraps until the Bucs are on the clock.  This would ensure that the Jets would avoid being leapfrogged by a team sitting lower in round one that guesses right regarding the player the Jets plan to pick.

But the deal wouldn’t go down until the two teams call it in to the league office during Tampa’s 10-minute pick window.  And it wouldn’t be binding on either team.  Tampa could choose to use the pick if a player the Bucs covet slips past the first 12 picks, or the Jets could simply get cold feet.

7 responses to “Revis trade likely won’t happen with Bucs on the clock

  1. You’re suggesting the Jets can keep a secret…
    Rex would spill the beans on this deal himself to keep Revis.

  2. So all the players the Jets traded to Cleveland passed a physical before they traded for the 5th pick to select Sanchez?

  3. Revis will not be traded for mid round 1st alone… FACT. Jets could easily get a 1st and a future 3rd round compensation as draft time nears.

  4. Or they can agree to the same pick. Like if they both want Trufant or something.

  5. I always thought your ‘support’ of a last second trade while the Bucs were on the clock unrealistic.

    Although I do think the physical can be gotten around (others have)…HOW do the Bucs get a contract signed with Revis in under 10 minutes??? Surely they don’t make any trade without having a contract agreement in place with Revis…and the Jets aren’t letting them talk to Revis, are they?

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