Saturday, April 6, 2013
No man is an island
By AJ Mass
Darrelle Revis is not going to be a member of the New York Jets much longer. As ESPN.com's James Walker puts it, that relationship is "past the point of no return." But even so, Revis seems to be of the mind that a rumored deal that would send him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is not going to happen.
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that Revis has said he is "not optimistic" that a deal with the Bucs will get done. Part of the problem here is the fact that the Jets want the No. 13 overall pick in any deal that costs them Revis's services. Right now, that's a bit too steep a price for Tampa Bay to pay, hence the impasse.
Still, this is probably more posturing than it is a real dealbreaker. As the actual day of the draft approaches and other offers start to fall by the wayside, one of these teams is likely to blink, and whatever the final terms of the trade end up being, expect Revis Island to find its way to the west coast of Florida.
James WalkerJets, Darrelle Revis past point of no return
"Revis has been all business with the Jets from the day he was drafted in the first round in 2007. He's had three contract squabbles with New York in that span -- once as a rookie and also in 2010 and 2012. Twice the Jets reached a resolution with Revis. But last summer, perhaps tired of this trend, New York held firm and failed to re-negotiate with Revis. Each instance had to cause some level of strain on their business relationship."