Aug 15, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis (24) walks back to the locker room following practice at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING : Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay Agreed In Principle

It looks like the inevitable is finally here Jets fans.

This morning, we reported that Darrelle Revis was on his way to Tampa Bay to take a physical for the Bucs. Multiple reports have now surfaced that the two teams have agreed in principle to a trade that will send Darrelle Revis to Tampa for multiple picks, including the Bucs 13th overall choice in this week’s draft.

This is quite the impressive job by John Idzik on a few different fronts. For one, he played quite the game of chicken with Tampa Bay over the 13th pick in this week’s draft. Many reports indicated that the choice was becoming a stumbling block to the deal. John, however, held his ground and appears to have gotten what he wanted.

Secondly, the idea of getting three picks for a guy, as good as he is, coming off ACL surgery. Kudos to John and his team for the work they did here.

We will all miss Darrelle Revis, nobody will tell you otherwise. But, a corenerback is not the position to build a team around. Many teams have win the big one, yet none of them have had Darrelle Revis on the team. This was the move that had to be made.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    Good riddance. I hope he enjoys counting his money in Tampa bay. After playing for Rex Ryan and training in florham park he must see Tampa bay and Greg schiano as a HUGE upgrade!

    • Dan Wolf

      Don’t understand why so many Jets fans are whining about this deal. Revis is great, but devoting 12% of cap space to a CB who is coming off an ACL injury is insane, except possibly if you are one player away from the Super Bowl, which we most decidedly are not.

      Instead of doing that, it looks like we get an extra # 1, # 3 and # 5. If I’m Idzik, I trade the # 1 down to the Vikes (or a team in that vicinity) and pick up their #s 1 and 2 and maybe a # 4. We then trade the no 5 for Ivory.

      So, ultimately, for a damaged Revis, we get basically a # 1, 2, 3, and 4 plus Ivory plus millions in cap space to pay free agents.

      Idzik had no choice. This is a no brainer.

      • matr dontelli iii

        I’m in complete agreement. You can tell the jet fans who listen to ESPN and read the daily news, They are the ones that disagree with us. Poor souls. I love everything idzik Has said and done so far. If I were any more complementary towards him I’d be saying how
        much I like the way he ties his tie

        • TheJetPress

          totally agree matr.

      • TheJetPress

        No argument from me Dan. There is no way to devote that much of the cap to a CB, injury or otherwise.

        You build from the draft. You need picks, picks, and more picks. This had to happen.