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A long anticipated trade was finally acted on today as the New York Jets traded cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2013 first rounder (13th overall) and a conditional 2014 fourth round pick that moves to a third rounder if Revis is still on Tampa on the 3rd league day of the 2014 season. Revis also signed a new 6 year, 96 million dollar contract with Tampa, which comes out to 16 million per year. However, none of the money is guaranteed. We have discussed our feelings on the potential of this trade previously (here, here, here, here and here among other places), but here is our thoughts now that the deal is confirmed and the compensation is known.
1. The Jets were in a no win situation. The relationship was broken between Revis’ agents and the team’s front office. There was no way the Jets were giving Revis a 16 million per year deal that he could hold out on after every season, if he felt his performance merited higher money. There is no way Revis would sign a contract with the Jets without guaranteed money. The relationship was broken and that became evident from the second Woody Johnson made it known Revis was on the market.
2. The compensation is causing an initial backlash among Jets fans because it was rumored to be higher for weeks. Regardless at the end of the day, the Jets got a top 15 pick and an additional third rounder for a player coming off major surgery who basically didn’t play last year. After the 2013 season they are projected to have over 30 million in cap space. This trade will be a key component of the team’s rebuilding process IF they can use their draft picks well and be smart with their finances moving forward.
3. The immediate focus will now be on how the Jets use their 9th and 13th pick this Thursday. There is speculation the Jets could be looking to trade down from one of the picks to acquire additional ones, particularly in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Currently the Jets have 5 picks in the top 100…don’t be surprised to see that number increase. Also don’t necessarily expect to see the Jets address corner in the first round now, their early picks could still be focused on outside linebacker, guard and maybe wide receiver.
4. It always sucks to lose a player as talented as Revis but we knew this was coming. This team needed to be rebuilt and this trade was inevitably a necessary part of it. Step back from the ledge Jets fans, enjoy the upcoming Draft weekend and look forward to booing Revis and the Bucs week 1 in your building. (And yes we thank Revis for his time here…he is a terrific player…doesn’t mean you can’t boo him in week 1).
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It was quite shocking that the Buccaneers signed Darrelle Revis to an extension that will pay him $0 guaranteed.According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Jets could have signed Revis to the same type of deal, but were never interested in negotiating with him.Funny part of all this is the #NYJ could have gotten the same $0 guarantee, but they never asked to negotiate— Jason...
The stare-down between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Darrelle Revis could be nearing an end.
The Bucs have been granted permission to have the star cornerback visit Tampa Bay and undergo a physical, according to multiple reports. The Jets have expressed a desire to have Revis on the trading block for a while, and the Bucs, trying to find an answer to correct the...
TAMPA, Fla. This was a memorable Monday at One Buc Place, possibly a landmark one if cornerback Darrelle Revis helps make Tampa Bay a playoff contender or more, and coach Greg Schiano left little mystery about where he stands following the Bucs' ability to secure the games best defensive back.
He no longer had to be coy, speak in coded language like, If we have an opportunity...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers feel they've already had a strong draft.
Landing three-time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis in exchange for the 13th overall pick of the first round not only addressed the team's biggest need, but offers general manager Mark Dominik and coach Greg Schiano some flexibility in the team's approach in later rounds.
The acquisition of Revis from...
After months and months of speculation, the Jets have finally traded cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The deal is worth $96 million over six years. This deal makes Revis the highest-paid defensive back in the league's history, but he will have no money guaranteed in the deal.Obviously, this trade will change the league in a big way, but how will the Bucs...
As we’ve been reporting, Jets GM John Idzik must have finally seen the light, because he’s now moving with a sense of urgency in the Darrelle Revis trade negotiations.
Revis has already been granted permission to travel to Tampa Bay to take a physical for the Bucs, and visit with the organization.
Now Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Jets have agreed to trade Revis...
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10) If you know any Jets fans right now, please feel free to reach out and remind them that there is so much more to life than football
9) Revis has $96 million coming from the Bucs, but if he stays hurt, he won't make a dime, which is kind of a massive refutation to the idea that the NFLPA exists
8) The Jets might now be able to draft a CB with the pick...
While his ability is hard to question, there was a level of
uncertainty surrounding the injured knee of cornerback Darrelle Revis. Even so,
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent two draft picks to the New York Jets in exchange
for Revis, and the team is apparently confident in his health. Bucs general
manager Mark Dominik told Peter King of Sports Illustrated that he expects
Revis to be...
Will the Darrelle Revis Era in Tampa Bay live up to the hype?Photo Credit: Kim Klement USA TODAY Sports on SI.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced their newest asset this week after a whirlwind Sunday of speculation and intrigue. After passing his physical, Darrelle Revis signed his contract and excited fans across the Bay area.
However, as history shows, Buccaneers fans may...
As the dust settles on the blockbuster Darrelle Revis trade, it's clear the All-Pro cornerback chased every penny of his historic $96 million contract with the Bucs.
Color Warren Sapp unsurprised.
The former Buccaneer and current NFL Network analyst slammed Revis for possessing a "selfish," me-first mentality, something Sapp was rarely privy to in Tampa.
Former Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp told The Tampa Tribune that Darrelle Revis is a selfish player for the way he’s held out for more money over the course of his career.
“He’s selfish and he’s never been a team player,” Sapp said. “We didn’t win the championship that way. Derrick Brooks and I always cared more about the team than ourselves.”
It only makes...
Darrelle Revis is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, and one particular Jet is not taking the trade well. Jets pro bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie grew extremely close with Revis, and according to Around The League, Cromartie is devastated, saying “it sucks.”
“It sucks. That’s my reaction: It sucks,” Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie told New York Daily News reporter Manish...
Why do they say what they say? Do football players just not know what is coming out of their mouths?I mean, Darrelle Revis gets traded to the Buccaneers and turns right around and says that the Jet's management lied to him about wanting to keep him on the team! Really?With all of the major moves going on the last few weeks, why does Revis think that he is the only one who fell...