In a bit of hilarious irony, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are being laughed out of the room over their trade demands for cornerback Darrelle Revis. While the team is expected to cut him if they can’t find a trade partner, we’re starting to learn just how high the Bucs are selling on Revis and it’s a ridiculously high price.
According to NFL scribe Mike Freeman, the Buccaneers initial asking price for Revis was two first-round picks. Needless to say, they’ve likely lowered that price after being laughed at by other executives around the league.
GM tells me Bucs’ initial asking price was two No. 1s for Revis. Around the league, they were laughed at.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) March 11, 2014
The irony is thanks to the old Bucs regime, which laughed the New York Jets out of the room when they demanded 2013 and 2014 first-round pick for Revis last summer. While the Buccaneers eventually surrendered a first-round pick, the perception was that Tampa Bay would have been overpaying for Revis had they give-up two firsts.
A year later, the Buccaneers are seeing two first-rounders for Revis as a reasonable price.