Will The Jets Return The Bucs’ Draft Pick?March 12th, 2014
There lots of hunger for a Darrelle Revis return in New York. The Jets faithful don’t want Revis to land with their arch rivals in New England, where credible reports have him coveted by Bill Belicheat.Before 4 p.m. today, Tampa Bay is set to send the Jets the final bounty of last year’s Revis trade, their 2014 fourth-round draft pick. If Revis is not cut by that time (he will be), then the Bucs must give up a their third-round pick instead.
The New York Daily News and other Gotham sources are clamoring for the Jets to simply give the Bucs back their pick in exchange for Revis, a simple new trade.
Late last night, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that a potential Revis deal has moved from hot chatter to “unlikely” because Revis is unwilling to alter his contract.
That said, Joe does not underestimate of the ongoing feud/hatred/rivalry of the Jets and Patriots. It hasn’t stopped since Belicheat quit the Jets head coaching job after a few days on the job in 1999. There’s little question that both teams want Revis. Rex Ryan is in love with him, and both teams lost their top cornerbacks in free agency.