The Darrelle Revis saga continues. At this point it’s safe to say that the New York Jets have already decided to part ways with cornerback. The only team that’s still in play for Revis are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it seems both the Jets and the Bucs have reached an impasse. With two weeks to go before the NFL Draft, the stare-down between both teams continue, but a move must be made soon.
How long will this continue? And, more importantly, will the Bucs give the Jets what they want?
The Jets won’t trade their star cornerback to the Bucs unless the deal includes the Bucs’ 13th overall pick in the draft, and they won’t settle for anything less. But are the Jets asking for too much?
With Revis coming off of a surgery to repair his torn ACL, it is unlikely the trade will happen during the draft, but may happen in the days leading up to it. That gives the Bucs medical staff a chance to examine Revis and make sure he’ll be ready to go by the start of the season. If they see a healthy Revis, then kiss Revis goodbye. The Bucs know there’s no cornerback available in the market with Revis’ talent. The Bucs are desperate; they have a gaping hole at that position and they know it’s a long shot that a player in free agency or in the draft will be as talented as Revis.
If the Bucs send their first-rounder to the Jets, the Jets are looking at two picks in the first round (ninth and 13th pick overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. With those two picks, they can pick some quality players to fill two of the various holes they have on their roster.