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Revis to Bucs

Postby starley657 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:54 pm

For 1st and next year 4th possibly 3rd

Great deal for Bucs

A bunch of 1 year deals with no guaranteed money ... -with-buc/
Revis does unique deal with Bucs

Posted by Mike Florio on April 21, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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The deal is done. Now, the terms are coming in.

First, the money.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, cornerback Darrelle Revis has signed a six-year, $96 million deal with the Buccaneers.

In an intriguing twist, it’s a pay-as-you-go, $16 million annual contract. None of it is guaranteed.

It therefore becomes a one-year deal with a series of five one-year, team-held options. If the Bucs choose to keep Revis, they’ll pay him $16 million per year for the privilege of doing so. If/when the Bucs decide that Revis isn’t earning his keep, the Bucs can cut him.

As a practical matter, it means that Revis will earn $16 million for this year, and probably $16 million for 2014. Beyond that, if Revis isn’t performing at a high level, the Buccaneers will have to decide whether to cut him or to try to re-do the deal to reflect his level of performance.

Then there’s the possibility that Revis will play at a very high level, and decide after a year or two that he deserves greater security.

Which could result in, yes, a holdout.

UPDATE 5:21 p.m. ET: Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the $16 million per year comes from a $13 million base salary, a $1.5 million roster bonus, and a $1.5 million workout bonus.

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Re: Revis to Bucs

Postby RobertAP » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:02 pm

Quarterback money for a Cornerback. No thanks. Enjoy Revis, Bucs.

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Re: Revis to Bucs

Postby dirtybirdnw » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:57 pm

While I wouldn't pay Revis that much cash the Bucs insulated themselves rather well in this deal. With no guaranteed cash they can walk away at anytime.

If Revis continues to be an elite DB then it might be worth it. If he ever shows he's not worth the mega-dollars they are paying him they can just walk away.
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Re: Revis to Bucs

Postby Pudge » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:18 pm

It's a good trade for the Bucs. They only gave up a 1st & 3rd, basically the same price that someone would have had to give up for a top-rated RFA, and give him a $96 million deal that is flexible and has no guaranteed money.

If Revis is 80% of the player he was in New York, then he'll still be one of the top CBs in the league and the Bucs defense, especially their back 7 looks fairly secure/strong for another 5+ years. Revis and Goldson are the elder statesmen of that defense and they are 27 and 28 years old, respectively.
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