Revis Trade Talk
March 07, 2013 at 12:40am by Scott • 7 Comments »
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).