Back in February reports broke out from the NFL Combine that the New York Jets were open to listening to offers for corner-back Darrelle Revis.
Adam Schefter reported that the New York Jets granted Darrelle Revis to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and under go a physical.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will acquire corner-back Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets for multiple draft picks including their #13 overall of the 1st round in Thursday draft, pending his physical.
A few teams were reportedly in the hunt or interested in the 4 time pro bowler, including the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers. But clearly, with the money available and willing to give up what the New York Jets were asking for, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were considered the heavy favorite.
Revis and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are also in talks of a contract extension, where Revis could be asking for around $15 million per year, which shouldn’t be a problem for the Buccaneers considering how much money they have available.
General Manager Mark Dominik is showing that he is dead serious about making this team into a contender. Dominik made a splash early on in free agency by bringing in free safety Dashon Goldson from the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, where he signed a 5 year, $41.25 million dollar contract.
So with a contract like Goldson’s, you would have to think it is pretty obvious Mark Dominik throws the same amount of money, if not more at one of the best shut down corners in the National Football League. He is coming off of an ACL injury, in which he tore against the Miami Dolphins and was placed on the injured reserve on October 12th.
Right now, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are starting to look like that team that Mark Dominik has talked about putting together. This man meant business this off season and has made key moves to possibly make them a favorite to win the NFC South.
Looking at the 2013 schedule for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Darrelle Revis would play his former team when they open up their season in Metlife Stadium against the New York Jets. Following that, they take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at home in Tampa, then out to visit Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. They have a rough schedule, but I think with the team they have now and still having money available and consistent play from their offense, could be fighting for a wild card berth late in the season.
After 6 seasons with the New York Jets (4x pro bowls, 3x all pro, 2009 defensive player of the year), Revis has picked up nearly 300 tackles, 19 interceptions, 3 touchdowns and 98 passes defended. The secondary for this team looks absolutely ridiculous. I’m sure now, Ronde Barber has made up his mind about retirement and will decide to come back for another shot at another Super Bowl run and having guys like Dashon Goldson, Eric Wright, Leonard Johnson, Mark Barron, this defense is set.
So with all this being said and it finally coming to a close. Ladies and Gentlemen, Revis Island more than likely has a new home, now lets see how things come together during the season.
Breakthrough: Jets have granted permission for CB Darrelle Revis to visit Tampa Bay and undergo a physical with the Buccanners, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2013