No Cash Guarantees For Revis In 2014 & Beyond

April 21st, 2013

darrelle Revis 0421Fine points of the Darrelle Revis deal will unveiled by the Bucs tomorrow, but Joe’s word from One Buc Palace is that Team Glazer and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik are shelling out $16 million annually for Revis but without any new guaranteed money over the six-year deal.

It’s a fascinating tactic by the Bucs. Revis gets the ultimate incentive-laden deal; perform or you won’t get paid.

However, the Bucs will massively overpay — by market value standards — for a cornerback, as well as give up a first round pick in 2013 and a conditional draft pick next year.  But the Bucs have a bailout plan if the win-now Revis move doesn’t pan out. They won’t be saddled by guaranteed money for a player not performing.

The Bucs played some solid poker to get this done. Now Revis just has to be a Pro Bowler to make it work.

25 Responses to “No Cash Guarantees For Revis In 2014 & Beyond”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    “However, the Bucs will massively overpay — by market value standards — for a cornerback, as well as give up a first round pick in 2013 and a conditional draft pick next year. “

  2. Tbuc Says:

    Ok, Joe. Dom is now a Rockstar for pulling this deal off.

  3. Aldo Says:

    Dom always find a way to claim his rockstar status!!! even with the half of the fan base whinning over him, the man has done the moves to make us better!!

  4. Cannuckbuc Says:

    This frees up my Thursday night!

  5. Drew Says:

    If he still has the ability to limit the Offense to half of the field. Then this is a great deal.

  6. BuccFanInHawkeyeCountry Says:

    I’m soooo damn giddy. I was torn both ways. But damn just a first and at most a third next year. I’m good with that. Good job Dom. No guaranteed money either? Yeah whatever we may have to renegotiate. But I ain’t tryna think about that now. I been doin a happy dance all day since it was Announced. Go Buccs!

  7. TopDoggie Says:

    If Revis is healthy. We got a steal. As far as ovepaid the it sucks if we end up in cap hell but I think it just keeps the Glazers from stuffing their pockets at the fans expense. Seems like they are keeping their word and spending when it is time to go all in.

  8. TylerRuuu Says:

    @joe is there a press conference coming soon?

  9. TopDoggie Says:

    @Cannuckbuc don’t turn off your tv. I bet the rock star trades back up into round one.

  10. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    $1,000,000.00 per game. Very curious about some of the other contract details in regards to injury, suspension, and on field performance. Very excited about the 2013 season.

  11. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    I’m also curious how the conversation goes with Barron about the #24. Since Barron was #4 at ‘Bama, I doubt he is to attached to #24, but he could have some spending cash selling his number to Revis.

  12. TPCMatt Says:

    Wow, Revis now makes nearly twice as much as the 2nd highest (Bailey $9.5M) paid corner. That’s ludicrous…

  13. Cannuckbuc Says:

    Thanks I will stay tuned!

  14. Rob Says:

    Brilliant epic signing. We stole the best cb in the NFL fir only one 1st rounder and a 3 or 4 next year. How many misses on high draft picks have we had in recent years? This gamble is worth it. A potential HOF in his prime. This will mean 3-4 more wins easily and make the entire defense better. NFC South is wide open. Revis Island is now in Tamoa Bay. I can’t wait for opening day in NY. Go Bucs! Nice job Dom.

  15. Gus Says:

    I would still keep an eye on the draft on thursday. The bucs could trade back into the first round. They still have 7 picks.

  16. GenocideD Says:

    TPC, you can’t compare Revis money to Champ Bailey money. The best CB in the league compared to a player who is near the end of his career that will soon be a safety…

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Would be nice if the Bucs traded back into 1st and got a good DT.

  18. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Two things:

    #1) Does signing a deal like this vs the kind with a huge signing bonus change the logic behind it all? If Revis got a 30 mill bonus plus the anual salary, then I supose this would be similar to a 2 yeard deal… if would be a failure to lose out after 1 year. Saying that, would the Bucs try to restructure at year 3?

    #2) Does this mean that Justin P will have to reshedule his draft party until Friday? Who is gonna show up? He needs to sell himself this week to get people out Thursday 🙂

  19. Joe Says:

    Does this mean that Justin P will have to reshedule his draft party until Friday?

    Justin has assured Joe a draft party is for the NFL, not just the Bucs. Hence, no change.

  20. Dave Says:

    Personally, I usually care less about the money as long as it is not ridiculously over paying and destroying the team in the future.
    This is not. 16 mill per is a lot, but he is the best lock down CB since Deion Sanders and he is just entering his prime 5 years (27 – 32).
    To get him with absolutely no guaranteed money is awesome.
    It also tells me about Revis. He wanted to be paid, and rightfully so, but he is also willing to prove it year in and year out.
    The thing that has me very excited is they gave out a first rounder this year and a 3rd next year. That is a bargain for him. Throw in Barron, Barber and Black at S and nickel and Wright at CB…. The Dbs might have just become a strength. They might enable the D-Line to get more sacks this year.
    I am very excited to see what they do in rounds 2-3.
    I have to imagine they go after another CB if available and a LB or D-Lineman.

  21. Dave Says:

    Some will complain, but for basically a first rounder, I will take the best CB in the NFL as he enters his 5 year prime window (27-32) over any first rounder any day of the week.
    None of the CBs have any guarantee coming out of college, even as much as I like Dee Milner. Revis has proven it and is pretty young.

  22. Dave Says:

    Where do they have an extra pick?

    I am curious because you are right… if a CB or TE or D-Lineman falls to the bottom of round 1 I could see them trying to move up to get their guy.

    I also see them trading Blount IF they can et a 3rd or 4th rounder for him… unles they use him some more this year and think there is more value trading him for next years draft. Either way, I don’t see him on the team next year.

  23. TPCMatt Says:

    GenocideD, I’m not trying to compare the players. I’m simply stating, that Revis nearly makes twice as much as, the next highest paid player at his postion. That doesn’t seem ludicrous to you? I guess Rodgers will be gettin upwards of $40M, annually.

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Dave Says:
    “Where do they have an extra pick?”

    If you mean the Bucs they have 2 4’s & 2 6’s I think.

  25. Lion Says:

    Dave, did you forget about Goldson already?