He’s not technically a free agent, not yet anyway, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis likely will hit the market very soon if the team is unable to trade the five-time pro bowler and three-time all pro.
The impetus for the team’s wanting to trade Revis is because of his large $16 million dollar salary which Pro Football Talk reports the Buccaneers tried to have Revis take a pay cut, which he rejected.
For a trade to occur which may only net the Buccaneers a mid round pick, the team acquiring Revis would have to pay his full $16 million dollar salary which puts the chances of a trade occurring at remote at best.
So if Revis is then cut, would he be able to make $16 million a year with a new team?
Most likely, because cornerbacks are at a premium in free agency and considering it was only two years ago when Revis was being mentioned as the best defensive player in the NFL and went back to the Pro Bowl in 2013 after tearing his ACL, it won’t be long that Revis is on the free agent market, provided no team is able to trade for him.