Deadlines spur action, and nowhere is this more true than in the NFL. A few deadlines for a trade for Darrelle Revis have come and gone: his first $1 million bonus this offseason, the start of free agency, the league meetings -- but one deadline looms above all: the 2013 NFL Draft, after which it becomes impossible to use any 2013 draft picks in a trade.
And that's what New York Daily News reported Manish Mehta has heard is the deadline for the Jets, too.
Jets GM John Idzik is expected to pull the trigger on a Darrelle Revis trade to Buccaneers if price is right during week of draft, I'm told— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) April 7, 2013
Now the question is whether the Buccaneers are offering what Idzik may consider the "right price". The Bucs have reportedly offered a 2014 first-round pick along with an undetermined second-round pick as their highest offer, but they may be prepared to make stronger offers. There's a limit to what they will offer -- but no one knows where that limit is.
At least we now have a new deadline to look forward to: the week starting April 22.