So, About Darrelle Revis’ Number

April 21st, 2013

Per NFL protocol, if Darrelle Revis wants No. 24 (if he is traded to the Bucs), he would have to buy the number from Bucs safety Mark Barron. That is, if Barron has the number for sale.

Joe is getting this question a lot and Joe has answered it a lot on Twitter. Consider this Joe’s final answer to said question.

Darrelle Revis, Jets stud corner, wears No. 24. So too does Bucs safety Mark Barron. The Bucs bent over backwards for Barron to have No. 24 because Barron wanted No. 4, his number with Alabama. But per NFL rules, a safety can’t wear a single digit number. So Barron took No. 24, somewhat reluctantly.

As for what number Revis would wear if he came to the Bucs, NFL protocol is that if Revis wants to wear No. 24 with Tampa Bay, then since the number is already worn by a current member of the Bucs, Revis would have to purchase that jersey number from Barron.

Provided Barron puts the number up for sale.

24 Responses to “So, About Darrelle Revis’ Number”

  1. Patrick Says:

    Give it to Revis

  2. Adam Says:

    I remember reading that the punter for the Giants put his kids through college by selling his number TWICE. the second time to Eli Manning. It’s always interesting to c what a number is worth.

  3. Kryq Says:

    I think Mark Barron should wear number 34

  4. Biggun Says:

    $4 million not a penny less….. Revis will be able to afford it 😉

  5. DjoshFreeman Says:

    Don’t give revis anything…sell it, or keep it.barron was a Buc first, number 24 is his and he can do whatever he wants with it.its stupid he can’t wear number 4, he’d look badass

  6. @eric Says:

    Don’t do it, you deserve and earned it, you’re the future with the Bucs and a true stud, let Revis look other places.

  7. Rrsrq Says:

    #25, his college number and put Aqib Talib to bed unless he balls against us when we play the Pats

  8. NJBucsFan Says:

    He will prob go back to 25

  9. Vic66 Says:

    $4 mil do I hear $7 mil?

  10. NJBucsFan Says:

    Barron should switch to 44 if Revis wants 24 that bad.

  11. Kryq Says:

    Tyrann Mathieu in the 3rd ? To play slot.

  12. OptimisTroll Says:

    I would pick to wear #48 and #49 if I were Revis and Barron. Those are the numbers that are going to be on their rings.

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  14. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Non-issue, except I bought a Barron #24 jersey last year. I’m getting out the duct tape and sharpie if Revis gets it.

  15. Illuminati Says:

    Revis might want to go back to wearing 25. When he was drafted by the Jets, Kerry Rhodes had that number. No Buc is using 25 right now.

  16. Crotch McGee Says:

    42 of course

  17. bucobruce Says:

    Who cares about numbers, are defence just got a hole lot better.Bucs 2013 super bowl champs!

  18. SirustheVirus Says:

    Don’t give it to him!! I bought Barron’s Jersey last year lol

  19. buccanay Says:

    God forbid Revis doesnt get the # he wants. Reason for holdout already. Good thing Disco Dom outbid the Bucs!!!

  20. Capt. Tim Says:

    Barron gives him the number. And prays to god that Revis gives him some help on coverage.

  21. Capt. Tim Says:

    Greatest cornerback in football> one dimensional safety.
    Welcome to Tampa, Darrelle Revis- number 24

  22. Darren Says:

    Bet is that Revis wears his college number … #25. If he buys #24 from Barron, then Barron looks good in #34.

  23. guns4roses Says:

    Revis has a lot invested in #24 with his twitter handle being @revis24and over 300k followers. Barron also has #24 incorporated in his twitter handle, but only 9k followers.

  24. Vic66 Says:

    Twitter handle – BFD
    If Revis wants #24 than pay the man his price, if not wear #25. He knew all about #24 befor he signed. We will see his number tomorrow at the press conference.