Darrelle Revis on the verge of being traded from the Jets to the Buccaneers

The Darrelle Revis trade might finally be happening

4/21/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Blog Photo - Darrelle Revis on the verge of being traded from the Jets to the BuccaneersAccording to Adam Schefter, the New York Jets have given cornerback Darrelle Revis permission to undergo a physical with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meaning a trade is probably very close to being completed.

The Buccaneers have been coveting Revis for a while, and rumors have been swirling for months. It appears as though the trade will finally happen sometime this week.

The details of the trade are still unknown, but it's assumed that the Jets would receive the Buccaneers' first round draft pick this year, which is 13th overall. The Jets already have the 9th pick in the draft. The Bucs would most likely send 1 or 2 more picks to the Jets as well, either this year or next.

In Revis, the Buccaneers are receiving arguably the best shutdown corner in all of football. Revis routinely is asked to cover the opposing team's top receiver, and he often holds them to incredibly low numbers.

This move will greatly strengthen the Bucs' awful secondary, which gave up a league-high 4,758 yards in 2012 and was near the bottom of the league in every significant pass defense statistic.

For the Jets, it's a great move because they probably wouldn't have been able to afford to re-sign him, and they got excellent value in return for him. They originally drafted Revis with the 14th overall pick in 2007, and now they're getting back the the 13th overall pick 2013 along with other picks. With two picks in the first 13 of this year's draft, they should be able to make real improvements to their team. Last year, they finished tied with the Buffalo Bills for last place in the AFC East with a 6-10 record, falling far short of expectations.

What do you think? Is this a good move for the Jets, the Bucs, or both? Or do you think these teams are making a mistake?
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4/21/13   |   RussellWilson3


4/21/13   |   Scott   |   54648 respect

Trading for and then signing a guy who is coming off a torn ACL to a $96 million deal, with no guarantee that he'll ever be the same, is a huge risk for the Bucs.  However, in a division that has Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Cam Newton, the Bucs had to do something and did so without really giving up all that much. For the Jets, the only way this becomes a good deal is if they really hit a home run with the 2 first round picks they have this year.