According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets are “determined” to trade CB Darrelle Revis prior to the NFL Draft.
“The one thing that does seem very apparent: The Jets are determined to make a deal for Darrelle Revis,” Schefter said. “They’d like to make it at any point before the draft, so that there would be picks involved in this trade that they could use to help rebuild and replenish this roster.”
Both GM John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan have publicly denied that Revis would be traded, but that appears to be just posturing on their part.
Holder points to the fact that Tampa Bay has an obvious need at cornerback and have more than enough cap space to lock Revis up after completing a trade with the Jets.
Tampa Bay currently has close to $30 million in cap room and could have more depending on what they choose to do with so of their players in the next few days.
The real issue for the Bucs could be draft pick compensation, but Holder mentions that the Jets asking price could come down due to teams having a hard time fitting Revis into their current cap situation.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that the Falcons are being dragged into the trade discussions for Revis, despite the fact that they can’t fit him into their cap situation.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that a source has informed him that the 49ers are interested in trading for CB Darrelle Revis “sooner rather than later.”
Mehta adds that the Falcons are also believed to have interest in a deal for Revis.
“He’s gone,” said a source on Tuesday. “This is happening. They’re moving him. They can’t keep him. They’re rebuilding. They’re starting fresh.”
Mehta’s source also mentioned that a interested teams are willing to not only part with draft picks in return for Revis, but are also prepared to work out a long-term contract with him.
Jets’ owner Woody Johnson has reportedly informed his front office that they should trade Revis and sources added that Johnson has no intention of offering Revis a long-term deal.