Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com believes the Broncos and Patriots would like to make a trade for Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis.
There’s a theory in league circles that, this time around, other teams want Revis more than his current team wants to trade him. While the $16 million cap figure remains a lot to allocate to a cornerback who prefers playing full-time man-to-man in a system that relies heavily on zone coverage, the sense is that the chatter is coming from teams that would pay the amount for a year or two as part of an all-in effort to win a Super Bowl.
The speculation has centered most prominently on the Patriots and Broncos. Both teams have aging franchise quarterbacks who have managed to contend but not conquer in recent years. Both teams are running out of chances to finish the job.
The problem is that the Buccaneers aren’t in a rebuilding mode where they need draft picks. I’m not sure what trading Revis does for them. It’s not like they’re going to get a first round pick for him.