by Ryan Adams
It sounds like a fantastic idea. A trade that would go down as arguably the best in franchise history. It would absolutely improve a pass defense that was historically bad last season. Having said all of that - would bringing Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay really be worth it at this point? Reports are that Jets' General Manager, John Idzik, wants a first, third, and fifth round draft pick from the Bucs for the All-Pro cornerback entering the fourth and final year of his contract in New York. According to 620 WDAE's Rick Stroud in an article he wrote for the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs might just pass on the chance to bring in Revis if the Jets continue to insist on these terms. With voluntary workouts in in full swing around the NFL, Idzik has spoken with Revis but seems to be growing tired of the trade questions to this point.
"We won't discuss any supposed talks or true talks or club-to-club talks or player-to-club talks," Idzik said during a predraft news conference on Wednesday.
Stroud says the Bucs believe they are the only team with the salary cap room and need at the position currently engaged in talks for Revis. Only the Cleveland Browns have more cap room but there's no reports they are interested.
Despite having restructured the contract of cornerback Eric Wright to a one-year deal and with Ronde Barber still undecided about a return, all signs would point this being a no-brainer for the Bucs. Get the deal done any way you have to and bring in an elite cornerback to make an immediate impact on your secondary that was dead last in the NFL last season. However, according to Stroud, the Bucs' front office and head coach Greg Schiano agree that the price is just too steep right now to get a deal done and that Schiano isn't afraid to start a rookie at cornerback if needed.
For Rick Stroud's full story on the Times website, CLICK HERE!