The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a desperate need to add a cornerback or two this upcoming offseason. Do they have an interest in obtaining New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis. One internet site suggests that the Buccaneers have reached out to the Jets to inquire about obtaining the talented corner.
The controversial personality known as Incarceratedbob tweeted this morning that the Buccaneers were one of three teams interested in talking to the Jets about the asking price for Revis. He claims the Colts and Broncos were the other two teams.
The addition of Revis to the Buccaneers would be a welcome addition. There are some questions surrounding Revis though. Will he return to pre-ACL injury form? Will the Buccaneers will willing to absorb that huge contract and then extend his contract going forward as Revis is going to become a free agent after next season. Reports suggest that Revis is looking to be paid as one of the top players in the league. Not just at the corner position, but Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning kind of money.
Would it be prudent for the Buccaneers to invest this kind of money and surrender what many expect to be a first-round draft choice in order to obtain Revis? Revis was the best corner in the league prior to his injury. He will turn 28 this offseason. If the Buccaneers deem him healthy and they can execute a new deal with Revis prior to the trade, I would say the Buccaneers should pull the trigger.
Tampa is currently reportedly $33 million under the salary cap. Denver is $18.5 million and the Indianapolis Colts have $46 million to spend this offseason.
The Buccaneers schedule is daunting next season, and face Matt Ryan, Cam Newton and Drew Brees six times a year each season. Tampa’s defense will also face Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Colin Kapernick, and Matthew Stafford next season. The porous secondary must be repaired this offseason if the Buccaneers are seeking any success next season.
It’s a steep price to pay for Revis if the reports are correct about the asking price. But if Revis is healthy and can rebound to pre-injury form, his addition would bolster a depleted secondary. You get an immediate top corner with veteran experience rather than drafting a rookie and hoping he develops at the position.