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Revis Trade Talk

March 07, 2013 at 12:40am by Scott   •  7 Comments »

He costs about $3-million per interception.
The big rumor going around in the news vacuum this week is that the Bucs are considering trading for Darrelle Revis, who is generally considered the best cornerback in the league when he isn’t hurt or holding out.

Revis played in only two games last year due to a torn ACL. These days that’s not a career ender, but it may slow him down a half step, suddenly rendering him human. And Revis can’t be trusted to fulfill a contract. If he has an awesome year, he’ll demand more money regardless of what he’s getting paid. How much is that amount of bullshit worth?

The Bucs have the financial wherewithal to make this happen. Swinging a deal for Revis not only requires draft picks/compensation to the Jets. It almost certainly will require that the new team and Revis agree to a new contract before the deal is complete. Such a deal would likely be the biggest in Bucs history, but their strong salary-cap position gives them the ability to take on that sort of contract.

What’s he going to want? $15-million per year? And the talk is that the Jets are looking for a first-rounder plus a later or conditional pick. I just don’t think it’s worth it, especially when you consider Revis is going into the last year of his contract and can be had as a free agent next year. Dunta Robinson was just released by the Falcons. He’s not as good as Revis, but he’s better than anything the Bucs have now and they don’t have to blow a draft pick to get him. The #13 slot is a good place to be this year. It’s a weak draft, so having a higher pick isn’t so great. The Bucs can get good value for that pick this year. The should use it on a lineman of some kind and grab Robinson (or a comparable free agent).

7 Comments to “Revis Trade Talk”

Mark S

Mark S (March 07, 2013 at 08:26am:

I am with you Scott. We may have cap room this year, but Revis would be a cap problem every other year. We think this team is going to get good and when that happens salaries go up. We cannot afford a $15M CB. Especially when one CB is not going to fix all of our defensive problems. If Revis is so good, then why are the Jets so desperate to get rid of him? Recovering from an ACL is pretty much the norm now, but that doesn’t mean it is a given. We would have to make the committment to him without being able to see him on the field. Lets solve this in the draft or free agency. I prefer the draft because when you hit you get long-term benefit. Free agents tend to be good only for a year or two. If a player we don’t love is not available at 13, I would rather trade down a few picks and take a CB in the first round.


manbearpig (March 07, 2013 at 09:49am:

I’m with you guys. It just seems to steep a price to pay for someone that might not be as good as he was before he got hurt and someone who is the kind that holds out all the time. One good corner isn’t going to help the secondary that much. The Bucs need a lot of corners.


HAGEN205 (March 07, 2013 at 02:17pm:

i dont want revis either i would love to see us pick up both of the cbs that atlanta droped think about the inside info they would give us the 2 games we play atl not to meantion atl did not have a bad defense last year either


mcakora (March 07, 2013 at 06:34pm:

I agree, now to an almost equally important question. Why no clickies lately.

Matt Price

Matt Price (March 08, 2013 at 12:58am:

I would actually make a low offer to the Jets and see what happens (a 2 & 7 or something like that). Then if we do have a ton of extra cap space this year, frontload his contract to absorb the hit this year so he’s cheaper in the future and it won’t hurt us.

I do think that as a player, he’s worth it at the right price.

Mark S

Mark S (March 08, 2013 at 01:09pm:

Does anyone think we are in the running for the Super Bowl next year? Or the year after?. Maybe the year after if our picks are really good and Josh takes a big step forward. But I would put my money on year 3. Even if we pick up Revis, he won’t be that player in year 3 and might not be on the team. Playing him instead of our draft picks would delay their development. I like what we did last year in FA. We found guys (2 out of 3) that fit our mold, can play for a number of years and put the team first. I don’t think Revis fits that mold.

worker b

worker b (March 08, 2013 at 01:19pm:

I wouldn’t trade any of last year’s top three picks for Revis, considering his age, health and salary demands. So I’d have to say I’d rather see the Bucs pass on trading any of their top three picks this year.

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