By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been close to a deal for a trade that would send Darrelle Revis to the Bucs.
However, there is a hold up in the potential trade, as Bucs general manager Mark Dominik is not willing to give the Jets the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft. The Bucs front office is fully on board with the potential trade.
But Dominik is more willing to trade the team’s 2013 second round pick or a 2014 first round pick instead of this year’s first round pick. The Jets would be willing to accept the 2014 first round pick should it be offered by Dominik to the Jets.
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.
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