- THE ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN REVIS TRADE IS FINALLY OFFICIAL - The trade that was to happen, then wasn’t going to happen and then might happen, has finally happened. We reported earlier today that the New York Jets allowed cornerback Darrelle Revis to visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and undergo a physical on Sunday.
According to several reports, the two teams had already worked out trade parameters, and the Buccaneers had the structure of the contract in place with Revis. All that was left was Revis passing his physical.
Well Revis has passed his physical and the trade has finally been completed, ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.
According to Schefter, the Jets will receive the Bucs first-round pick in this years draft and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2014 that could becomes a third-round pick if Revis is on the Bucs roster on the third day of the new league year in March 2014.
With today’s trade the Jets now have the 9th and 13th overall picks in Thursday’s draft
Revis’ new deal with the Buccaneers is worth $96 million over 6 years. This deal make Revis the highest paid defensive back in NFL history but doesn’t include any guaranteed money, per Schefter.
Now the only piece of business left for Revis, besides returning to form, is to spend some of that new found money and use it to buy the No. 24 that we’re all accustomed to seeing him wear. Safety Mark Barron already has claim to that number for the Bucs. (Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)