Teams Inquiring On Darrelle Revis

While a number of solid cornerbacks appear poised to hit the free agent market next month, a few NFL clubs also appear to be eyeing a corner whose contract extends well beyond March. According to Jason La Canfora of, teams are calling the Buccaneers to inquire about Darrelle Revis, with many rival executives believing that Revis is “ripe to be dealt” at the start of the 2014 league year.

Despite some apparent interest, no firm offers have been extended yet, and the Bucs certainly aren’t shopping their standout cornerback, according to La Canfora. The CBS Sports scribe also cautions that Revis’ age and sizable salary figure to limit the potential return for Tampa Bay. Still, inquiries and negotiations could ramp up as March 11 approaches, particularly since the team has hired a new general manager and head coach.

The lack of a prorated signing bonus in Revis’ deal makes a trade more palatable for the Buccaneers. The 28-year-old has five years and $80MM remaining on his contract, but there’s no signing bonus money included in that amount. If the pact featured, for instance, $2MM per year in prorated bonus money, all that money would accelerate onto the Bucs’ current cap in a trade, just as it does when a player is released. In a hypothetical Revis swap, the Bucs could clear his entire cap number.

Still, as La Canfora suggests, Revis’ age and base salary ($13MM per year, plus $3MM annually in roster and workout bonuses) figure to act as a deterrent in any talks. After missing most of the 2012 season, the veteran reclaimed his spot as Pro Football Focus’ top cornerback in 2013 (subscription required), so the Bucs would likely be seeking a sizable return, and teams may not be willing to give up high draft picks to take on such a massive contract.

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5 comments on “Teams Inquiring On Darrelle Revis

  1. dc21892

    If they were willing to move him for like a 3rd or 4th rounder I would take that chance as a GM. High salary, and can be a hot head, but at the end of the day this dude can play the game well.

    • EarlyMorningBoxscore

      Highly doubt they take that little for him given what they paid. I’d like to keep him if they don’t get blown out of the water with a deal.

    • dc21892

      Well, like the article states, age and salary really aren’t on his side. They don’t need to move him though, so I agree with you, for that price a team probably should hold on to him, I’m just saying if that was the case, a team should try.

    • dc21892

      And btw, nice to see another regular on mlbtraderumors comment here, I feel like no one comes on here lol

  2. Al Presser

    Would love him on browns opposite Joe Hayden that would be dominate but there already working on a fat extension for Hayden so I doubt they’d be willing to pay both, plus ward looking for big money

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