clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Buccaneers willing to send 13th pick for Revis, Jets want more

New, comments

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets have been working on a deal to send cornerback Darrelle Revis to Tampa in exchange for draft picks for most of the offseason. Now, as the deal seems to be getting closer, the Jets are asking for more.

Chris McGrath

The New York Jets want to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis this year. However, they don't seem to really want to trade Darrelle Revis. Or, at least, they don't want to do it badly enough to accept just the thirteenth overall draft pick in exchange for their All Pro defender. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, multiple sources have confirmed that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to send their first round pick to the Jets, but now New York is asking for "a lot more."

The Jets and Buccaneers have had the slowest trade negotiations ever this offseason as they circle around each other, neither wanting to be fleeced in the deal. The talks between the two sides have been going on for so long, Jake Long's physical with the St. Louis Rams is starting to look like a rushed, haphazard medical exam.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport speculates that the Jets could be using the deal the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks reached this year for wide receiver Percy Harvin.

The Buccaneers still have to give Revis a physical and workout a long term deal with him. Revis missed the second half of the season last year after tearing his ACL in the team's second matchup with the Miami Dolphins.

Whatever the deal is, the teams have a little over two weeks to complete it. At the rate it's been going, that's about how much time the sides will take to get it done.