After an entire offseason of waiting for cornerback Darrelle Revis to be traded, it appears the New York Jets have put those plans on hold. The latest word out of New York has the Jets actually tabling trade talks for the four-time Pro Bowler.
On Monday, Revis was undergoing medical tests and convening with the doctor who performed surgery to repair his left ACL. That meeting apparently went well and the cornerback has been cleared to run without restriction.
Revis was scheduled to join his teammates for workouts on Monday after being cleared by his doctor.
From everything we’re hearing, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are really the only suitor for Revis out there right now, and they are growing impatient. The Bucs could be willing to part with their first-round pick (No. 13) if they got Revis in return, but the longer the Jets wait to make a deal, the less likely that is to happen.
Tampa Bay would prefer to send its first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft – which is likely to be lower than this year’s 13th pick – but the Jets are set on demanding this year’s pick.
Reports on this deal have been all over the map, with some suggesting the Bucs would be willing to give up first-, third- and sixth-round picks to land Revis. The Bucs clearly feel they are one or two players away from contending for a championship, so it wouldn’t be a total surprise if they surrendered a lot in exchange for an All-Pro like Revis.
For now it appears Revis isn’t going anywhere. The Jets have put talks on hold and are probably re-examining their strategy with him. If he will be fully healthy for the entire offseason it might be valuable to hang on to him for the time being. Unless they can get the 13th pick in this year’s draft it may not be worth doing a deal.