Last week, the Bucs and the Jets talked about sending Revis to Tampa. However, Bucs general manager Mark Dominik was not willing to trade their 13th overall pick in this year's NFL draft.
New Jets general manager John Idzik is targeting the 13th overall pick for Revis. Dominik, on the other hand, is trying to convince Idzik to take the Bucs second round pick or their 2014 first round pick for Revis.
In addition, the Bucs are reportedly not concerned with Revis' knee injury. Revis tore his ACL in Week 3 of last season and missed the rest of the season.
Some players take a long time to recover from tearing their ACL. However, there are rare instances, where athletes are able to beat the ACL have monstrous seasons, like Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had this past season.
The Bucs also consider this opportunity to trade for Revis very rare, as lock down corner backs are hard to find in the NFL. Also, acquiring Revis would help the Bucs stop the top-flight wide receivers within the NFC South, with the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, and the Carolina Panthers.
Once a trade is completed between the two sides, Revis would request a long-term deal from the Bucs. He is currently requesting $10 million per season in a new deal, which the Jets are not willing to pay.
The Jets gave in already once for Revis when he 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.