21 Apr 2013
The Buccaneers and Jets have agreed on the framework of a deal sending Darrelle Revis to Tampa, pending a physical and a new contract for Revis. The deal is expected to be completed tonight or tomorrow and the Jets will be getting multiple picks, including Tampa's 13th overall pick in this week's draft.
I fall more on the side of keeping Revis than I imagine most would be. (I know Chase Stuart, Jets fan, wanted them to deal him.) I just think that under smart management, it's not that hard to turn a team around in a few years. Players that have produced at Revis' level, even if they are expensive and risky coming off injury, are extremely rare. That said, hard to fault the Jets for pulling the trigger on this reported compensation package, and Mike Tannenbaum left this roster very bare.
UPDATE: The deal is officially done. The Jets get the 13th overall pick in this year's draft and a conditional third- or fourth-round pick in 2014. Revis signs a six-year, $96 million contract with Tampa Bay. No word yet on how many actual guaranteed dollars are in that contract.
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