Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 4/21/13
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
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