Renting Darrelle RevisJanuary 24th, 2013
Rockstar Bucs general manager Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano always say they’ll leave no stone unturned when it comes to considering improving their roster.
So it’s safe to assume the New Schiano Order will examine the possibility of the Jets’ reported willingness to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis. Assuming Revis recovers from his ACL injury, he’s a gargantuan upgrade from anything the Bucs have on the roster. The wounded stud corner has one year left on his contract at a flimsy $6 million, before he demands a ransom in free agency. Consider Eric Wright gobbled up $7.5 million last season, minus losing 25 percent of that for his drug suspension.
For Joe, the Bucs’ analysis of Revis must come down to how close they believe they are to making the playoffs and competing for a Super Bowl.
Joe suspects Dominik and Schiano see themselves as ready to add a few offseason pieces and win immediately, given all the emerging talent on the roster and a turning-point season lying ahead for Josh Freeman.
How much could the Jets really fetch for Revis coming off a knee injury and only signed for a year? Joe can’t imagine the price tag could be too steep. A second-round pick? A third-round pick and a backup offensive lineman, an area in which the Jets are sorely in need of depth?
Remember, Dominik has gone on record many times boasting about how his medical staff knows knees. Dominik took pride in how the team managed Cadillac Williams and Kellen Winslow, and brought back Arrelious Benn from an ACL in 2011, and scouted DaQuan Bowers’ troubles, among others.
If the Bucs determine Revis is healthy, Joe doesn’t think it would be farfetched to see the Bucs try and work a deal.
How many more games do the Bucs win last year with Revis on the field?