Posted April 21, 2013

Report: Darrelle Revis agrees to six-year deal with Bucs for no guaranteed money

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After being traded by the Jets, Darrelle Revis has agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a six-year deal, the Bucs announced on Sunday.

Tampa Bay sent a 2013 first-round pick and a conditional 2014 3rd- or 4th-rounder to New York in exchange for the star cornerback.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the six-year contract will pay Revis $16 million each season for a total of $96 million, but none of that money is guaranteed even though he is recovering from a torn ACL.

It will make him the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.

[Burke: Darrelle Revis trade impacts Buccaneers, Jets, 2013 NFL Draft]

Revis’ agents, Schwartz & Feinsod, first tweeted the news of the deal, before his marketing and business manager, John Geiger, tweeted a photo of Revis signing his contract.

Revis’ former teammate, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, already expressed his disapproval of the move.

The Jets drafted Revis with the 14th overall pick in the 2007 draft. He emerged as a Pro Bowler in 2008 and made four straight Pro Bowls — leading New York to the playoffs in 2008 and 2009 — before suffering the knee injury during the second game of the 2012 season.


8 comments
VictorHayes
VictorHayes

Thank God that the Miami Dolphins did not fall for this "bait and switch."  I can hear Revis from the IR yelling that he is the best cornerback in the league.

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

The Bucs just demonstrated they are the most incompetent organization in the NFL. They are hardly a cornerback, even the best in the league (which Revis is not in my opinion) away from making the playoffs, never mind going to a Super Bowl. The Bucs will pay Revis $16 million this season to rehab - after which I suspect they will release him. Even if he returns to form no team can tie up 15% of the salary cap in a position like cornerback. And the front office will be fired. It will be nice though to have Revis buried in Tampa and out of the news.

 

The Jets made out like bandits on this trade. They got rid of a major pain in the neck and got the 13th pick.

JohnP
JohnP

 @WilyCoyoteSuperGenius Revis is the best cornerback in the NFL (everyone but you thinks so) and the Bucs had the cash to spend. Bucs play in the same division as Drew Brees, Cam Newton, and Matt Ryan so it is imperative that you have a solid secondary (Bucs secondary was among worst in the league last year). They had one season under Schiano and have made major acquisition over the past two years. Their organization seems to be heading in the right direction. Sitting still and doing nothing gets you nowehere

LeeMorrell
LeeMorrell

 @JohnP  @WilyCoyoteSuperGenius But he's coming off of an injury...to a knee...which - last I looked - was part of the leg, you know, the things fast people run on...  Why else does he take a 100% non-guaranteed contract?

dancluley
dancluley

 @LeeMorrell  @JohnP  @WilyCoyoteSuperGenius Adrian Peterson was coming off an injury to a knee last year.  I don't necessarily like the idea of tying up that much cap money on a cornerback, what with the spread offensive options these days.  Your secondary is only as good as your weakest link, in this case, eric wright and the linebacker that is assigned to cover TE/backfield/slot receivers.  Revis does make the Bucs better, however.  Now just need more consistent play from Freeman and this team CAN be a playoff team.

JohnP
JohnP

 @LeeMorrell  @WilyCoyoteSuperGenius Yeah Adrian Peterson could tell you all about a knee injury and how it hurt him when he fell short of setting the season rushing record last year. Bet he woudl have shattered teh record with a better knee