Pro Football Talk reports that if New York’s long-rumored plan to trade Revis to Tampa Bay does go through, the Buccaneers may assume Mark Sanchez‘s contract as part of the package, according to a source close to the situation.
The Jets’ desire to move a quarterback before the start of next season has been as well documented as their desire to trade Revis, but most of that speculation has centered around backup Tim Tebow, who failed to make any sort of impact in his first season with the team.
But Sanchez’s albatross of a contract — he’s guaranteed $8.25 million in 2013 — has dissuaded the team from releasing him despite being arguably the worst full-time starting quarterback in the NFL last season. Trading him would relieve the Jets of this financial responsibility, though it’s hard to believe that any team would bring him in at such a steep price tag.
The Bucs already have an established starter in Josh Freeman, though he has been unable to produce on a consistent basis through his first four pro seasons.