It's no secret that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled in the secondary last season, finishing last in the NFL in pass defense. Obviously, upgrading the secondary will be chief among many priorities for the Buccaneers this offseason.
Reports surfaced Wednesday that the New York Jets were open to trading starting cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis is entering the final year of his contract, and it seems like the Jets are more focused on moving on without the best cornerback in the league. New general manager John Idzik said "it's way premature" to discuss Revis' future with the team, but there's a good chance the Jets might be shopping him.
That leads to speculation that the Buccaneers could potentially be interested, as the acquisition of Revis would immediately improve the secondary. However, it is actually unlikely that the Buccaneers would make a move for Revis, who is coming off a torn ACL that ended his season very early last year. Another factor to consider would be the cost of having the league's most dominant corner on the roster. While the Buccaneers have some cap flexibility, they have other priorities, such as re-signing defensive end Michael Bennett.
The Buccaneers may consider the idea of acquiring Revis if he is, indeed, being shopped. But for right now, it looks like general manager Mark Dominik and scouting director Dennis Hickey are more focused on finding their future corners in the upcoming draft.