Bucs Angling For RevisMarch 12th, 2013
Update: 4:02 p.m. NFL Network also is confirming the Bucs-Jets trade discussions.
The team most desperate for cornerback help is working to craft a deal with the team most desperate to trade a stud corner, so reports NBC Sports’ Mike Florio, creator, curator and guru of ProFootballTalk.com.
Florio says the Jets and Bucs are working on a trade that would bring Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay. But time is of the essence.
At best, it’s a package headlined by a second-round pick this year or possibly a first-rounder in 2014. Under these circumstances, a 2013 first-round pick for Revis doesn’t make sense.
For the Jets and Revis, the question now becomes whether they are willing to do the deal, before the opportunity dries up. If the Bucs sign a player like, say, Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes once the market opens, the Bucs will lose interest in Revis — and as of right now there’s no one else trying to get the deal done.
Joe can’t make this more clear. A healthy Revis is exactly what the Bucs need. However, Revis is coming off ACL surgery and his health is a major question mark.
Revis likely is the prototypical “Buccaneer Man,” given that he played for Greg Schiano confidant and new Bucs special teams coach Dave Wannstedt in college. But, is Revis willing to stay with the Bucs after his 2013 contract expires?
Lastly, what the hell is the trade value for an injured guy with one year left on his contract?
Joe thinks a first round pick is just too much. If the Jets will take a second-rounder, Joe thinks it’s worse the risk, assuming Revis passes the rigorous medical exam the Bucs will put him through.