On Monday, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Buccaneers were open to trading Darrelle Revis, a player Tampa Bay has been accused of misusing since he joined the team last year.
Unfortunately, at least for the Bucs, Revis’ contract makes him almost impossible to unload. Revis is set to make a base salary of $13 million every season from 2014 through 2018. That’s a huge salary for a player that was unable to make a huge impact on the Buccaneers defense in his time with the team.
Because of his salary, only a handful of teams could even afford to make a play at bringing Revis on board. Teams like the Browns, Raiders or Jaguars could make the move, but they’d have to know they’re getting a player that could shut down any receiver he’s covering. When compared to Richard Sherman’s base salary of $1.389 million, Revis’ price tag seems unrealistically high.no comments