The rumors never stop. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly offered various combinations of draft picks, including a first-, third- and sixth-round pick according to Jason Cole and a 2014 first-rounder and undetermined second-rounder according to Peter King. Now there's a new report, though, because it seems everyone has sources on this trade: Pro Football Talk suggests the Jets want "a lot more" than a 2013 third-round pick, even though the Bucs would be willing to give up that pick. We don't know what "a lot more" is, but apparently it's more than a third- and sixth-round pick.
Let's review the facts shall we?
- Has one year left on his contract.
- Is coming of major knee surgery.
- Is not in the Jets' long-term plans according to every report.
- Really want to trade Revis because they don't want to let him walk for nothing next year.
- Have no other realistic trading partners than the Buccaneers.
- Are refusing to let Revis go for a first-, third- and sixth-round pick.
I would love to see Darrelle Revis play for the Bucs. He's the kind of unique talent that can complete transform a defense. Having him on the team would allow the Bucs to do a lot of new things on their defense, and would significantly alleviate the pressure on the secondary. Here's the thing, though: there is such a thing as too high a price. And if the Bucs have to give up "a lot more" than a 2013 first-round pick, maybe they should look to going into 2013 with Eric Wright, Sheldon Brown, Ronde Barber and two or so drafted cornerbacks. No, that won't rival Revis -- but that's not a bad group of cornerbacks, and it's one that may be more responsible for the franchise going forward go through that route, rather than giving up multiple first-rounders or whatever it is the Jets want.
Still, all of this is likely just posturing and negotiating through the media. I still say a trade gets done -- and it will get done the week of the draft, which starts April 25.
Now, can the rumors stop so I can get back to watching Game of Thrones instead of writing articles about Revis?'