Tampa Bay trade draft picks to get Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis - Jets

Darrelle Revis is now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

What did the Bucs have to give up?  They gave up their 2013 first-round pick (No. 13 overall) and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2014 that could become a third-round pick. It’s essentially a third-round pick, though, because the condition is that Revis remains on the Bucs’ roster on the third day of the league year in 2014.

Revis has agreed to terms with the Bucs on a new contract as well; it’s a six-year contract worth $96 million over the life of the deal. And according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, it contains NO GUARANTEED DOLLARS.

I can’t really blame the New York Jets for making this move. The Jets couldn’t afford to keep Revis and they couldn’t afford to let him walk for nothing, which would’ve happened after 2013 barring a trade and/or a new deal for the cornerback. The Buccaneers needed to get a quality cornerback on the roster and they got the best CB in the league (barring injury). They have someone who can keep Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton, in check. How they acquired him with no guaranteed money is mind-boggling and very impressive and they acquired him for at a low cost from the Jets is even better news for an up-and-coming team. This is one of those deals that we won’t know who really made out between the Jets and Bucs until we see Revis out on the field doing his thing; all we know right now is that Revis’ Island has a new zip code.


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