Is Charles Tillman Waiting For A Call?January 2nd, 2014
Bears superstar cornerback Charles Tillman, who spent 11 seasons wearing black, told the Chicago Tribune this week that he’s got other “options” as a potential free agent in March.
Hmm, Joe wonders where those could be?
Tillman, 32, was a two-time Pro Bowler (2011 & 2012) for Lovie Smith and was lost for the final seven weeks of 2013 with a torn triceps.
How much would he cost in free agency? Tillman earned just under $8 million this season. That’s half of what Darrelle Revis makes.
Joe’s not lobbying for the Bucs to get rid of Revis. Don’t read between the lines. But it’s foolish to think Revis’ Bucs future isn’t being strongly considered. At $1 million per game, it’s impossible not to scrutinize what could be had on the open market if Revis is not here. The Bucs could score two elite corners for the price of Revis, and keep their 2014 third-round pick by letting him go.
It’s something to keep a close eye on as the clock ticks toward the free-agency bell ringing in March.
Make no mistake; Lovie will get what he desires. He’ll have Team Glazer’s checkbook at the ready.