Jets may still keep cornerback after he looks ahead of schedule in ACL recovery.
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis’ potential trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been put on hold after an MRI scan shows he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from an ACL tear.
Despite the ongoing rumours of a potential trade to Tampa Bay that has dated back to before the NFL Combine, it looks like the deal has now been put on hold, as the Jets organisation will evaluate the health of the elite defenders knee, due to impressive results from his recent MRI scan.
New York were looking to offload the player for a large amount of draft picks, as they look to rebuild the team from top to bottom after a miserable 6-10 2012 season.
Revis left the season early after tearing his ACL, and was one of the other reasons they were looking to trade the 27-year old.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the strong favourites for the player, and were even at one point willing to offer their number 13 overall pick for the player.
It will now be a big decision for the Jets coaching staff and front office to decide on what to do with their star player, as trading him will give the team a large space in their salary cap, as well as a huge amount of draft picks.
The other side of the deal would mean the team would lose the most valuable asset on defence, and when the team is looking to rebuild, losing the best cornerback in the league could be a big step backwards.
It is likely that the trade will happen on draft day, when Tampa are on the clock. Only then will we find out which direction the team will move in for the foreseeable future.