Jets finally ship Revis to Tampa Bay

Admin - April 21, 2013

The new rebuilding era for the New York Jets has officially begun, as the team traded their best player, CB Darrelle Revis, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Gang Green will receive Tampa Bay's first round pick (#13 overall) in this year's draft and a fourth round selection in the 2014 draft. The 2014 pick could become a third-rounder if Revis is on Tampa Bay's roster on the third day of the 2014 league year. Revis subsequently signed a 6-year $96M deal with the Bucs.

Now the Jets have two picks in the first round - #9 and #13 overall - and will most likely spend them on rebuilding their defense. The Gang Green's situation is looking especially good for 2014, when they are expected to receive four compensatory picks to go along with the Bucs' pick, meaning the Jets will have plenty of draft selections to try to turn around their roster. The Jets will also have more salary cap space, as Revis will count $12M against the cap this season but nothing in 2014, when the Jets will be primed with a great chance to upgrade their talent.

The Gang Green have also reportedly offered a six round pick for Saints' RB Chris Ivory. Ivory, a 4-year veteran, ran for 217 yards last season on 40 carries, averaging 5.4 yards/carry.