We can't know whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were wise trading for Darrelle Revis until he proves fully recovered from a serious knee injury.
We won't know whether the New York Jets did the smart thing by dealing their star cornerback until seeing how the NFL careers unfold of the players who are acquired by the draft picks Tampa Bay surrendered (13th overall pick in 2013, conditional third- or fourth-round pick in 2014).
This much became certain: The chances of Rex Ryan remaining head coach beyond this season have taken another major hit.
Ryan already was facing long odds entering the 2013 campaign. After consecutive appearances in the AFC Championship Game, the Jets have gone two seasons without a winning record. Mike Tannenbaum, the general manager who hired Ryan in 2009, was fired after last year turned into the type of circus that would have made Barnum & Bailey proud.
New GM John Idzik has spent the offseason trying to clean up the mess left behind by his predecessor...