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
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.