Buzz: Bucs to cut/trade Revis by Wednesday?

Could a Darrelle Revis trade be imminent? (Whoa…major deja vu right about now). Alex Marvez has this:

UPDATE: Adam Schefter drops another bombshell:

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

This is important for several reasons. First of all, where he goes could dramatically affect the NFL landscape. What if he goes to a contender, returns to the AFC…or even (shudder) joins another team in the AFC East?

Secondly, whether or not the acquiring team is prepared to take on his existing contract could send major ripples through the cornerback market, of which the Jets look set to be a participant. Is there a chance his deal will be restructured by the acquiring team or could the Bucs eat some of his 2014 salary by way of a pre-trade bonus?

Finally, and – I suspect – of a primary concern to Jets fans (although, personally, I think this is less of a big deal than the first two) is the question of the pick that the Bucs owe the Jets. If Revis is still on the Bucs roster on the third day of the league year (Thursday), then the Jets will receive the fifth pick in the third round (which should be the 69th overall subject to any forfeited picks). If he is traded (or released) before then, the Jets will receive the fourth pick in the fourth round, which will be around 103rd overall.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

I do hate the idea of Revis playing back in the AFC, let alone the AFC East, but the immediacy of the third option Bent outlines above really bothers me most right now. Adding a third pick in the top 70 would be fantastic for a team needing to upgrade skill positions through the draft. That said it’s not like we didn’t worry Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith would do this as soon as they were hired. Teams might be picking up interest in Revis … but it won’t matter when it comes to the Jets and that draft pick.

Regardless, the Jets got Sheldon Richardson out of the bargain and parted ways with a cornerback who now just a year removed from his big deal. Might Revis be lucky to see 75 cents on the dollar from a new team? It’s ironic in that case if it was what he fought for years to get from the Jets. Revis is still undoubtedly one of the top talents in the league, but up until today we can’t imagine many teams were planning for the idea that Revis would be available … will even one team jump at the chance to pay him what he thinks he deserves?




243 comments
kniff
kniff

I'd sign up to pay Revis the 12m I was willing to do last year before we parted ways... a two year prove it deal, with health protections of some sort, but it might be healthier moving forward to make our best effort in signing Verner.

Heck, we might even save a couple of million!! 



Mike Milea
Mike Milea

As much as we got to worry about loosing out on the best possible corner that we can get tomorrow by waiting for Revis, Tampa HAS to be worrying about the same exact thing right? The longer they wait to cut him the more of the chance they have at loosing out on getting the best possible guy to replace him. No? And doesn't it make sense to do what we have to to get our D at its maximum potential, our D works best with a shutdown corner, that's how Rex's D is drawn up. That's what we saw our D suffer so much last year we did not have 1 shutdown corner. When Milliner started to come around at the end of the season, we started winning games and the Defense just played better. We NEED a shut down corner!

Do what you can to get the best corner out there now, especially if that guy is Darelle Revis.

will898
will898

Trade a 6th or 7th rounder for Revis. We have the cap room now and we don't have to pay a franchise QB for at least 3 more years. Even if Smith develops into one, we still have his rookie deal for 3 more years. By that time Revis won't be a top CB and we can renegotiate or cut him. With Revis on the team, we can keep an inexpensive Reed and continue to let Allen develop. We don't need a Byrd and Verner or Davis.

nagel100
nagel100

16 millions reasons to cut Revis.


jets came out great on this deal.   Richardson plus a pick ( 4th round now i guess)   plus saving 16 million.


ZERO chance he returns.  ZERO.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

i guess if we dont land one of the top cb free agents tomorrow then there is a good chance the jets could be a player in the revis sweepstakes 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Revis part definitely leaked this...He's a crafty one that Mr. Greedis

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

its one thing putting revis on the trading block by why would the bucs let everyone know they are cutting him or did schefter take away all leverage by reporting this story?

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

the funny thing is right before 4 oclock on weds a team can get the best cb in the league for a 7th round pick 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Bring him back as long as he agrees to wear a muzzle for the rest of his career. I can't stand the guy but he would make the Jets better. 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

I will lose my poo if revis returns. Fair warning to all.

Tooned In
Tooned In

People seem to want Mevis back but didn't he burn bridges by calling Idzik a liar in the press?


I know only $$$ matters to Mevis but would Idzik bite? After all the drama we have endured over the years with this guy, Jets fans would really accept him back with open arms? Tweets and all?


I would be really surprised if he came back.

nesboogie
nesboogie

W/ the cap constantly rising, Ill take Revis for 16 lol

ww85
ww85

Who wants to pay Revis $13mm?  

nesboogie
nesboogie

Let's make a "Bring Revis Back" petition.

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Revis comeback you can blame it all on cro

Tooned In
Tooned In

Forgive me if this has been discussed before:


If they cut Mevis before Thursday, then resign him in the next week or two, wouldn't the league call shenanigans and make the Bucs cough up the third rounder?


I cannot imagine Tampa would let him go. I mean, if he leaves the Bucs, how bad does this deal look from the Bucs perspective? 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Sucks to lose that extra third round pick...This is a deep draft but two third rounders was really a nice thing to have. Revis has been miserable in Tampa and I'm sure he wants out too but let's not forget who Darrelle Greedis is...Held out on his rookie contract, held out on the Jets numerous times, made them look incompetent on Hard Knocks and is a straight up me first kind of player. It was funny when he made a comment about Richard Sherman not being a team player after his tirade at the NFC championship. He clearly doesn't have a clue what that means. With all that being said. Damn! If he's released the Jets should still try to resign him as long as they include a provision in his contract that states 1) that he can never hold out ever again and 2) that he wears a muzzle for the entire season...

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

Can we actually trade BACK the conditional pick we got from the Bucs for Revis? Not saying that is all it'd take, but i gotta imagine with his price tag, the trade offers will be very low balled or non existent...cuz it'd be the proverbial "rather get SOMETHING for him than let him go for nothing."


jetlife
jetlife

@nagel100  But what if he was $13-14M/year per the market dictation?

__fense
__fense

@Tequila Joe  "League sources" is the player's agents 99% of the time. Everyone else involved is a team source.

Bent
Bent moderator

@rstysanchz  Team Revis probably leaked that because they likely don't want him to be traded somewhere he might not want to be.


Scratch the probably.

Bent
Bent moderator

@rstysanchz  Richard Sherman?


Just kidding: 24 will always come before 25

__fense
__fense

@Tooned In  I don't like the guy either, and he burned a bunch of bridges, but I'd welcome him back. He's a great player, and even if he doesn't care about the Jets at all, we know he hates the Patriots, and that's enough for me.

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

I would be ecstatic. I was upset when they traded him.

D
D

@Tooned In Is there any talk about a potential reunion?


Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

He would only get 11 and I'd do thAt

__fense
__fense

@Tooned In  They negotiated the deal while he was still under contract with Jets, and the league did nothing. I'm not sure they'll start defending the Jets now.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Tooned In  


"If they cut Mevis before Thursday, then resign him in the next week or two, wouldn't the league call shenanigans and make the Bucs cough up the third rounder?"


Yes, that's a very real possibility.  Can't see that happening though.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Mr. SERCH  I don't think we can because we won't strictly speaking own that pick until Thursday.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@bent go to the espn article where schefter talks about this every comment is about revis vs sherman 

D
D

@Jesse Brand How about 9mill and you prove your self after a non existent year. lol

ww85
ww85

@Jesse Brand  I think he'd get more than 13mm from a lousy team. A good team will offer him 11mm(Pats?) Jets I bet could get him for $13mm

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

@Bent Technically we own the 103rd tho?

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

@Bent @Mr. SERCH  thanks...yeah, i wasn't sure. But how funny would it be if we could do that? That'd be like telling the Bucs "ya know what, we'll just give you back your draft pick, you give us back Revis. But thanks for Sheldon though, that was so sweet of you...guess that's just southern hospitality!!"


Is there any news on if we're going to look into bringing Revis back??? I mean, it's early, and i didn't see anything, but ya just can't help but think...ur mind just GOES there...im gonna have to block it out. Just the possibility of IMAGINING having him back on our defense now as it stands....i cant. I feel like back flippin down Hempstead Tpke

__fense
__fense

@Bent @ww85 @Jesse Brand  How about a 4th rounder for $5-6m off? Hell, if they wait a few days, we'll even give them a 3rd instead, for no extra cap hit. 

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Yea me to but not for more then 11 or 12 mil

ww85
ww85

@Bent @ww85 @Jesse Brand  IF I'm Revis, I'd come back to the Jets in a second with our DL, but then again the Pats would be pretty enticing. I'd like him back. 

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

No he stumbled his first 8 games then finished strong I'm telling you he's worth 111 or push 12

Bent
Bent moderator

@Jesse Brand  Jesse - Revis was great last year coming off the injury and figures to be even better in 2014

Bent
Bent moderator

@ww85 @Jesse Brand  You could probably get the Bucs to eat part of his salary if they increased the trade compensation accordingly.


If they paid a $2m pre-trade bonus, then you've got him for a year at $14m.  Maybe upgrade the compensation to a 6th.  Now upgrade to a 5th and maybe you get them to eat $3-4m and suddenly it looks about right.


In year two, you then revisit whether to retain, restructure, trade him or whatever.


Highly unlikely, just covering all bases.

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

He's selling his name right now bad year last year coming off that injury no way he gets more then 11

__fense
__fense

@Bent @j3tsfan29  Couldn't we do something like we trade a 7th rounder for Revis and their 7th rounder, and then on Thursday trade the 103rd pick and a 7th rounder for our original 7th rounder back? Obviously we'd let the league know what we were doing, but it wouldn't be that difficult if the league doesn't want to trade a hypothetical pick.

Bent
Bent moderator

@j3tsfan29  Not exactly, but we might still be able to trade it, thinking about it.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Bent thats why i dont think we are getting revis because the only chance revis has of keeping his 16 million is if he gets traded why would agree with any team willing to trade with the bucs to take a paycut ?? he might as well just let the bucs cut him at least he can choose the team with the highest offer 

Bent
Bent moderator

@rstysanchz @Bent @Mr. SERCH  That's where you'd offer a late rounder and then find out whether he'd be amenable to a market value deal.  Probably not, but if you're interested enough you could put the feelers out without losing your other targets.

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

@rstysanchz @Bent @Mr. SERCH  yeah i know, thats the bad thing...unless we trade back for him, and low ball the Bucs..cuz getting something for Revis is better for tampa than getting nothing, no?....ah who knows...

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Bent @Mr. SERCH  the problem is you got to wait til weds for revis so tomorrow you can lose out on davis or verner and get screwed if revis dont get cut or he chooses another team