Finally the trade went down sending Darrell Revis down south.
Sunday ESPN reported the New York Jets traded Pro-Bowl cornerback Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
BREAKING: ESPN reports: Jets & Bucs agree on deal sending All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis to TB; includes 13th overall pick. Deal pends physical.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 21, 2013
This is a very good acquisition for the Bucs. In return for All Pro cornerback Darelle Revis, they traded to the Jets, a 2013 first round pick (13th overall) and a 2014 third round pick.
Revis was drafted in the first round (14th overall) by the Jets in the 2007 NFL Draft and has since become an incredible corner and when healthy, Revis is easily the best in the NFL. His side of the field is nicknamed “Revis Island,” as rarely anyone can make a play against him.
The Jets received solid compensation for their superstar corner, but did they really have to trade him? Well that's up to Woody Johnson, but hopefully for the Jets, they put the pick to use and find 2 legitimate pieces with the 9th and 13th picks in the draft.
Revis is a great acquisition for Tampa, a young team who desperately needed an upgrade at cornerback and along with Dashon Goldson, Mark Barron and Eric Wright, they now have one of the top secondaries in the NFL.
Revis can help them reach the next level and the Bucs now can compete with the elite passing teams in their division. The Bucs have given him a 6 year contract worth 96 million dollars, with no money guaranteed, other than his base salary for next season and now have the best player at his position locked up for the considerable future.
This was an easy trade for them to make and despite his recovery from ACL surgery, Revis was worth far more. This was an excellent move for the Bucs and their new management team. The Bucs now have a fearsome defense and if Josh Freeman improves, they have a real shot at making the playoffs next season.
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