Posted April 08, 2013

Report: Bucs willing to trade No. 13 overall pick for Jets CB Darrelle Revis

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The Buccaneers/ Darrelle Revis saga could be solved by the NFL Draft. (Nick Laham/Getty Images Sport)

The Buccaneers/Darrelle Revis saga could be solved by the NFL Draft. (Nick Laham/Getty Images Sport)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are willing to trade the No. 13 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to the New York Jets in exchange for All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, but the Jets are looking for a lot more compensation, reports ProFootballtalk.com.

Revis has been the subject of trade talks the entire offseason as he has been looking for a long-term deal. Revis signed a four-year, $46 million contract in 2010, which contained $32.5 million guaranteed.  Starting in 2014, the next three years of his contract are voidable.

The Buccaneers have a loosely, self-imposed deadline of about a week before the draft to complete a trade for Revis, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

From ProFootballTalk:

Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell PFT that the Buccaneers are willing to send the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft to the Jets for Revis.  The Jets, however, want “a lot more” than this year’s first-round pick, we’re told.

It’s unclear what else the Jets want.  Last month, the Vikings got a first-round pick in 2013, a seventh-round pick in 2013, and a third-round pick in 2014 for receiver Percy Harvin.  It’s possible the Jets want that, or something close to it.

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33 comments
JohnSmith2
JohnSmith2

Bucs only trade for Revis if they can work a new deal, but if that deal is going to be so high that few other teams would be willing to pay that price then they might as well wait until Revis goes to free agency becuase the price won't go up that much on the open market. Bucs have all the leverage even if other teams are interested if they think they are going to have to pay more than most other teams can and want to pay anyway.

 

At the end of the day, a high priced QB (in QB terms) has much more value than a high priced CB (in CB terms) because the elite QB turns all the other above average recievers on his team into great players and so throws somewhere else on the field.

Corey123
Corey123

To everyone calling the Jets and their organization clowns, understand that everything you read about Revis is speculation.  The media makes the Jets look stupid and acts like the trade NEEDS to happen today or else.  The Jets clearly do not want to JUMP on the first offer they see, and they are trying to maximize their value.  I like that the Jets are treating this with diligence and patience because it will be one of the biggest decisions that Idzik faces as a GM.  

 

The Jets have so many obstacles in this trade (Revis' ego, contract demands, holdouts in past, coming off injury, Jets don't seem to have other buyers) that if they are even able to get a round 1 this year and a round 3 next year then I would be happy.

 

BTW to everyone, Revis is only 27 and right now Champ Bailey is 34 and Antione Winfield is 35 - 2 guys who will be starters probably in 2013.  Revis still has 4 great years in the tank if he comes back from the injury without losing a couple steps.

 

Chris85
Chris85

Give them nothing.  The Jets are on a rapid decline, dont give them anything to come out of it.  Let them suffer away as losers for decades.

NorwayMike
NorwayMike

Fan or foe, doesn't it just seem like the Jets are moving from one PR disaster to another without getting any of the "us against the world" benefit out of it?

dbum
dbum

nobody else is really interested besides them. basic economics, low demand= less $. at the same time, he is worth at least the 13th overall pick. in year 5 he probably has at least 5 really good years ahead with the way he seems to approach the game. you dont get one of the greatest to play their position every other day. they shoulda never opened the trade talk floodgates before having a solid trade partner.

NorwayMike
NorwayMike

1) 3-6 years left as a top flight corner IF he gets better 2) who exactly are these teams that want a player who year in and year out wants raises and launches bombs that impact locker room unity  3) Al Davis is gone, the likelihood of falling into another Palmer situation is slim 4) is this daily soap opera really going to help the Jets win? 4) why would teams unwilling to beat the Bucs offer now pay significantly more later and get less time for Revis to adapt? 5) In a flat salary cap situation, who exactly is willing or can committ 15-20% to one of two cornerback positions?

 

The one team I thought (feared) might use its wealth of picks to go after Revis was the 49ers. They have a desperate need at corner, they have 15 picks without 15 roster spots, there is a lack of stars at the top of the draft, they don't have tons of money tied up in a QB yet, and they are one step away from the ring.  But -- nothing.

 

My guess is that like a child gone bad, the parent sees much more value in the kid than does everyone else.

JackWilliams
JackWilliams

Any blog that uses Mike Florio as a source of facts is a joke. This blog is an embarrassment to SI.com.

David G
David G

The Bucs would be way ahead if they just told the Jets "the single pick, 13th in the first round, or you can keep him"!  Take it or leave it.  The Jets are insane, starting with their Woody.

riley8
riley8

I am a Saints fan.  With that being said I think the Bucs should give up the #13 pick and the rest of their team if they are so inclined.  Revis is about 3 years past his prime and it is doubtful he has much left in the tank.  Roll the dice Tampon Bay.

Dodgerguy R
Dodgerguy R

Revis is the best defensive back in the NFL, but there's no telling if he gets injured again. Add to that, I doubt he would stay with the Jets after '13. The Jets should just take the 1st round pick before the Bucs change their mind.

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

Why would any GM in his right mind give up a first round pick for an injured, whiny, over rated free agent to be? It is worth noting the team's associated with the Revis talks are also teams with a long history of poor management and losing. I am willing to bet the Jets end up with nothing -but a lame Revis.

BlakeBradley
BlakeBradley

Revis is an overrated, overpaid player coming off a serious injury. He's always a serious distraction and he holds out of training camp almost every year.

mazzei67
mazzei67

if the bucs are really offering a 1st, 3rd and 6th make the deal and then use that cap space to sign a couple free agents that can come in and play and build using the draft. JETS-JETS-JETS

rickybobby1
rickybobby1

Give it a rest.....Revis is not worth a #13 and a gazillion dollar contract

LuisDaniel
LuisDaniel

My dream scenario: Revis and Sanchez for 13th pick. The Bucs would be getting a great CB and a big salary cap penalty, adn the Jets would free salary cap space, and get a good pick 

SaraQuiring
SaraQuiring

The Raiders are now one of the teams with the most cap space after this offseason purge.

salvaje50
salvaje50

You can't always get what you want

SidelineMOB
SidelineMOB

Anyone else think it's a possibility that the Jets trade up to #3 and take Geno Smith by sending Revis to Oakland?

DrJoeS
DrJoeS

 @David G   I agree - take it or leave it.  It will still be a gamble for the Bucs.

nyjets011269
nyjets011269

 @Dodgerguy R

 No need to rush.  I sincerely doubt that Tampa is the only team interested in Revis.  If he proves healthy in June or July, his trade value goes up.

nyjets011269
nyjets011269

 @WilyCoyoteSuperGeniusOverrated?  Hardly.  Not like anyone has never come back from an acl injury.  He is still in his prime.  No need for Jets to rush.

 

nyjets011269
nyjets011269

 @BlakeBradley

 Another ignorant comment.  When healthy he is clearly the best cb.  He's 27, in his prime and it's not like players haven't come back from acl injuries before.  Welker, Peterson and Charles come to mind. 

GoPSULions
GoPSULions

 @SidelineMOB Sorry Al Smith is dead, so I don't see them trading that pick for a player that may not even be fully recovered.

John4
John4

 @SidelineMOB That is an interesting suggestion.  The Jets would be happy with Geno Smith at three, but I am not sure if the Raiders would be willing to part with the third overall pick for Revis.  One difference for the Raiders:  this trade would involve getting a player in his prime, unlike the previous trades of first round picks.  (Palmer, Seymour).  

NorwayMike
NorwayMike

 @nyjets011269  @Dodgerguy R

 1) IF he gets better 2) who exactly are these teams that want a player who year in and year out wants raises and launches bombs that impact locker room unity  3) Al Davis is gone, the likelihood of falling into another Palmer situation is slim 4) is this daily soap opera really going to help the Jets win? 4) why would teams unwilling to beat the Bucs offer now pay significantly more later and get less time for Revis to adapt? 5) In a flat salary cap situation, who exactly is willing or can committ 15-20% to one of two cornerback positions?

The one team I thought (feared) might use its wealth of picks to go after Revis was the 49ers. They have a desperate need at corner, they have 15 picks without 15 roster spots, there is a lack of stars at the top, they don't have tons of money tied up in a QB yet and they are one step away from the ring.  But -- nothing.

My guess is that like a child gone bad, the parent sees much more value in the kid than does everyone else. 

JackWilliams
JackWilliams

 @nyjets011269  

 Jets fans understand 'ignorant' very well. Revis has helped establish 'diva' in the Jets locker room for several years. The Jets are in rebuild mode, and should cut their losses with Revis ASAP.