2nd this year AND the 1st next year. Plus we'll send them Rex. Sign me up!
@AdamSchefter: Broncos reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Eagles CB Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie.
@Akbar_Gbaja: Update: Sources confirmed to me that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DRC is in Denver & could be close to signing with the Broncos. #FreeAgency
Last edited by C Mart; 03-13-2013 at 11:42 PM.
We should trade him to Oakland for their 2014 1st rounder.
@JasonColeYahoo: Bucs on board with Revis deal, so what gives? http://t.co/6ETGislyLE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers management, all the way up to the Glazer family that owns the team, is fully on board with trading for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. That includes paying Revis what is considered an acceptable salary.
The hold up, for now, is what the Jets are willing to accept in a trade. The Buccaneers don't want to relinquish their first-round pick in next month's NFL draft. Tampa Bay holds the No. 13 overall pick.
While the trade price for a star player was set this week with the Seattle Seahawks giving up a first- and a seventh-round this year and a third-round pick in 2014, the Bucs aren't willing to match that deal exactly, a team source said. The big difference is that Seattle's first-round pick this year was No. 25 overall, far less valuable than Tampa Bay's first selection.
The same Bucs source indicated Tampa Bay might be more willing to surrender its 2014 first-rounder, gambling that next year's selection won't be as high if the team improves. The Buccaneers have already made a significant play in free agency to improve by signing safety Dashon Goldson to a reported five-year, $41.25 million deal.
As for why the Jets, who declined to comment, might be better off with a first-round pick next year, it's highly possible the team may have to make a change at quarterback and perhaps head coach after the 2013 season. More draft picks in 2014 might give the Jets the ammunition to make a trade, if necessary, for a higher pick depending on how many quarterbacks are available in the 2014 draft.
For instance, Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville is projected by many analysts to be a first-round pick next year and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M could also declare for the draft.
The 2013 draft is not loaded with top-end quarterbacks. It's been speculated that Geno Smith could be the only first-round quarterback, though some observes believe no passers will go in the opening stanza. Beyond that, the Jets likely don't want to take a quarterback now if they are looking to hire a new coach who might want to pick his own quarterback.
Either way, the Jets may have no choice but to make a deal. Jets owner Woody Johnson declined to discuss the Revis situation earlier this week, saying he would talk about it at the league meetings, which start Sunday in Phoenix.
As for Tampa Bay, the key to making this deal happen is that the family of owner Malcolm Glazer (sons Bryan and Joel Glazer are the co-chairmen of the Bucs) is extremely interested in completing the trade.
Beyond Revis' playing ability, the cornerback's college coach at Pitt, Dave Wannstedt, is now on Tampa Bay's staff as the special teams coach and has spoken highly of Revis. In addition, the Bucs had a positive experience with high-priced free agent wide receiver Vincent Jackson last season. Jackson, who had two DUI incidents while playing in San Diego, signed a five-year, $55.55 million deal last season. Jackson, represented by the same agents as Revis, was productive last season (72 catches, 1,384 receiving yards, eight touchdowns) and was also a high-character individual for the organization.
Finally, the Bucs are not afraid to spend on high-end players. Aside from Jackson last season, guard Carl Nicks had a strong season after signing as a free agent. Also, one of the key additions to the Bucs prior to the team winning the Super Bowl in the 2002 season was wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.
The Bucs had to give up two first-round picks and give Johnson an eight-year, $56 million contract extension (the highest ever for a wide receiver at the time). Johnson became one of the team's top offensive weapons on the way to the title.
Tampa makes sense b/c their pass defense sucked last year and Schiano must have seen plenty of Revis over the years.
Makes too much sense....
2nd and low round pick this yr with a conditional 1st next yr if he gets extended or plays >75% plays next yr.
Not that hard.
There are so many CBs still out there.
I believe those agents are waiting for the Revis trade to set the market.
I would. Why rush a contract? If Revis gets 14 million/year then the average price for a CB is inherently higher.
I'd prefer a 1st rounder next year anyway. That's when we get our QB. It would also be fun to root against the Bucs all year!
.A source with knowledge of the NFL market tells Profootballtalk.com that "multiple teams" plan to wait for the weekend to push for top-shelf free-agent cornerback Sean Smith.
The teams want to go "bargain shopping" after a slow initial 30 hours on the cornerback market. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a top-five free-agent corner, settled for a one-year deal. Chris Houston got an affordable $5 million annually and was a top-seven or eight cornerback. It's fair to wonder if NFL teams are engaging in collusion, avoiding Smith, Aqib Talib, Brent Grimes, and to a lesser extent Keenan Lewis in order to keep their price tags down.
Have the Bucs and Schwartz,Feinsod&Revis worked out the terms discreetly?
Bucs still waiting for Jets to pull trigger on Revis trade
It’s now clear that, as PFT reported Tuesday, the Buccaneers are the one team that currently wants to trade for cornerback Darrelle Revis.
It remains unclear why the Jets have yet to pull the trigger.
Though some continue to insist that the deal still has too many moving parts, there’s a growing belief that the only remaining issue is whether the Jets will take what the Bucs are offering. As to the compensation for Revis, the suspicion is that the Bucs and the player’s agents have worked out the terms discreetly.
Sure, it’s tampering. But it happens more often than anyone admits, league office memos be damned. And if the Jets want to get this trade accomplished, it’s necessary.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports now writes that Buccaneers management is “fully on board” with the move, news that in all candor should have been presumed to be obvious in light of the fact that the Bucs want to trade for Revis. Cole also writes that the price “for a star player” was set by the deal that sent Percy Harvin to the Seahawks. As we reported on Tuesday, however, there are real differences between the Harvin and Revis situations.
The maximum pick the Bucs will surrender is, currently, a second-round pick in 2013 or a first-round selection in 2014. More than that, and the Bucs will explore other options, possibly starting with Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes.
But it will be hard for new Jets G.M. John Idzik to accept less, especially with his predecessor declaring that Revis should yield the same package as Harvin. Taking a job in a town with a hyperactive media can induce paralysis, and this will be Idzik’s first (and possibly biggest) test as to whether he can shut out the noise and make the right move.
If he doesn’t move soon, there will be plenty of noise throughout upcoming year, because the Jets’ 2013 will be less about the team and more about the Darrelle Revis farewell tour.
@JasonColeYahoo: That crashing sound you hear is the bottom dropping out of the cornerback market. It's UGLY.
Don't give in, Idzy. If they've already worked out a deal with Revis' agents, they'll come around on the compensation.
And if they don't, then tell them to go screw.
It's fascinating ... watching this market develop.
Will Revis get the money he feels he is worth ?
To put those fannies in the stands in Tampa, is it worth an extra two or three million a year to the Glazers ? I would have to say maybe ...yes, for the Buckeroos, it is worth it.
Dont forget that if he does sign with Tampa, there is no state income tax.
When you are looking at $16 million a year, playing 8 games in Fla vs NY is about an extra $500K a year.
At this point, Denver is out and I believe so is Atlanta.
I think we still hold firm with the Bucs and force the pick in 2013. The NFL is just too difficult to predict, especially trying to figure out what the 2014 draft will look like before we even have the 2013.
The Great Teddy Bridgewater, who no one on this board had heard of 8 months ago, is one bad year/injury away from going back to school leaving us on the outside looking in for a QB in 2014.
Take the pick now and lets get the rebuild process going.
But assuming that everthing does not implode there will be some very good QB prospects available in 2014, unlike in this draft. And even though there are almost no certainties in sports or life, what a highly touted QB gives you is.......HOPE.