Darrelle Revis has finally been traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This comes after Revis flew down to Tampa Bay for a physical on Sunday. It was reported that the Jets had agreed to a trade with the Buccaneers and were waiting to see if Revis could pass a physical. The Buccaneers have been discussing a contract with Revis for several days leading up to Sunday.
After the trade, Revis signed a six-year, $96 million contract with the Bucs. The deal will make Revis the highest paid cornerback in NFL history, earning almost $16 million annually. Unfortunately for the Jets, Revis will count $12 million in dead money.
In return for Revis, the Jets receive the No. 13 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and a conditional 2014 fourth-round pick that will change into a third-round pick if Revis is on the Bucs’ roster on the third day of the 2014 league year.
Last season, Darrelle Revis suffered a season ending injury with a torn ACL. He played in two games before getting suffering his injury. In those two games, Revis had one interception to go along with eight tackles. Darrelle Revis has a total of nineteen interceptions and three interceptions returned for a touchdown in his career.
If Revis can stay healthy throughout the 2013 season for the Buccaneers and play at a consistent level, this will be a trade that the Buccaneers will not regret. The Bucs allowed the most passing yards in 2012 season, giving up an average of 297.2 yards per game through the air. Head coach Greg Schiano made it an emphasized at the season that he wanted to fix that issue, and the Bucs’ offseason moves reflect that as they picked up safety Dashon Goldson earlier in free agency.
The Buccaneers have filled a huge team need by acquiring Darrelle Revis. Should be interesting to see how Revis plays next season coming off a torn ACL.
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