The Jets decided it was time to part ways with Darrelle Revis and traded him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 13th overall pick in Thursday night’s draft and a conditional selection next year.
The Buccaneers announced the deal on Sunday, saying Revis agreed to a new six-year contract.
The deal is worth $96 million, making Revis the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history, but includes no guaranteed money, according to sources close to the Pro Bowl cornerback.
Jets general manager John Idzik cited multiple reasons for the trade, namely the inability to negotiate a long-term extension with the cornerback and a “degree of uncertainty” regarding Revis’ rehab from a serious knee injury suffered last season.
What Does This Mean For The NFC South?
Adding Revis to the Bucs secondary surely makes them stout with Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson at safety. Revis will be expected to shut down the likes of Marques Colston, Roddy White, Julio Jones, Vincent Jackson, and Steve Smith. While Revis has been cleared to practice, he still has to show that he can be the same player he was before the injury. If Revis is healthy the Bucs’ defense will definitely be improved but the offense will have to improve as well to get to the playoffs.
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