The standoff between the Jets and the Buccaneers over Darrelle Revis could be coming to a head soon. The Buccaneers are losing patience with the Jets, according to league sources, over the teams’ inability to strike a deal for the All-Pro cornerback. The Buccaneers have told people around the league they may have to look at other options at cornerback soon if they can’t make a deal for Revis. “It’s amazing,” a league source said. “The Jets are going to screw this up.” Initially, the holdup was thought to be the Buccaneers’ unwillingness to give up their first-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft (No. 13) overall as part of a package for Revis. But the Tampa Bay Times reported last night the Bucs have not ruled out shipping the pick to the Jets. Jets owner Woody Johnson admitted on Sunday the team is willing to trade Revis, but said they are not “beating the bushes” looking for a trade and would love to have Revis on the team this year. According to sources, Tampa Bay is the only willing trade partner the Jets have been able to find. Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik declined to comment on Revis when approached by The Post at the league meetings in Arizona yesterday, citing the league’s tampering rules, but spoke in general terms to the Tampa Bay Times about dealing the first-round pick.
Tampa getting fed up with Jets’ Revis trading tactics
New York Post | Mar 19