Jets “Not Actively Shopping” RevisMarch 14th, 2013
The gamesmanship on the Darrelle Revis front continued into the wee hours, as the New York media is all over the potential turning of Revis Island into a tropical key in Tampa Bay.
The New York Post busted out a story at 2:31 a.m. (updated at 4:26 a.m.) that says their sources are telling them the Jets have turned their nose at moving Revis, whose only legitimate suitor seems to be the Bucs.
A source told The Post that no trade is imminent with Revis and the team is not actively shopping him. … …
On NFL Network, Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said of Revis, “Everything’s a possibility. We’re trying to get better and anybody that can help us do that, they’re definitely on our radar.”
Fans by now know where Joe stands on Revis.
Revis would be an amazing difference-maker with the Bucs’ defense, if he’s healthy. But nobody knows whether Revis is healthy coming of ACL surgery. And a first-round pick price tag is just too high for Revis with only one season remaining on his contract and no guarantee of him staying with the Bucs.
First round picks — if drafted properly — should become cornerstone starters for any franchise for at least five years, hopefully 10. You don’t just throw them around lightly for injured players.
Joe gets what Revis could mean for the Bucs and the Schiano and Dave Wannstedt (Revis’ college coach) desire the guy, and Joe would cheer heartily for the Revis, but Joe still wouldn’t cough up the premium pick. The Jets have no leverage here.