There was speculation that Revis would be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, as they looked too sure up their corner back depth. But now, it appears that he will not be traded to Philadelphia.
Instead, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the favorite to land the disgruntled Revis, according to Pro Football Talk. This is, of course, if the Jets and the Bucs can agree to a trade involving draft pick compensation.
The Bucs are the team that offered the Jets a trade proposal on Monday. The Jets front office considered it a “good” offer.
The Bucs have reportedly offered the Jets their 2013 second round draft pick. However, that draft pick could be increased to a future first round draft pick with Revis still rehabbing from his torn ACL that he injured last season.
The Jets have been grown tired of Revis’ antics, and want to move him. They also appear to be in a rebuilding mode, so a trade could come quick.
Revis signed a four-year, $46 million deal in September 2010 after holding out of training camp. According to his deal, he is expected to make $3 million dollars this upcoming season. But is expected to make an additional $1 million in workout bonuses, roster bonuses, and a reporting bonus.
Yet, that contract is not good enough for Revis, as he is requesting another new deal. He hopes to be the highest paid corner back with his new deal that he hopes to sign with his new deal.
His current deal has voidable contracts through the 2014-16 seasons, so that is why he is requesting a new deal. He wants the long-term stability that all NFL players want.
Revis only played in three games last year. His season ended on September 23rd against the Buffalo Bills.
In those three games, he had 11 tackles, with those tackles coming in the first and third game. He did not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 2. He also had an interception in the first game.
He also forced a fumble and recovered that same fumble.