Are the Bucs Nuts? Revis Not Worth the Risk

Are the Bucs Nuts? Revis Not Worth the Risk

The pending Darrelle Revis trade from the New York Jets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can be reduced to this: young, healthy, cheap, inexperienced but talented vs. older, super talented, wildly expensive and injured.


I know which way I would lean.


The Bucs leaned the other way.

Tampa Bay is sending the 13th pick in the first round of this week's draft -- the young talent -- plus a conditional fourth-round pick (probably a third) in 2014 for the rights to sign Revis. They also signed him to a deal that will pay him $16 million a year for this season and for the next five. All this for a guy who turns 28 in July and is coming off ACL surgery.


Are you kidding me?


When I asked five general managers if they would make the deal, they all replied with an emphatic no. They pointed at the risk of paying and trading to get a player coming off an ACL. Revis is in Tampa Sunday to take a physical, but a doctor's check of a knee won't tell them if he can plant and cut and do the things corners need to do.

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