The New York Jets have agreed to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This move has been in the making for a long time now, but all parties involved wanted to get a little closer to the NFL Draft before pulling the trigger.
According to reports, the deal will be made official at some point between Sunday and Monday.
Earlier today, Adam Schefter of ESPN announced that the Jets had granted Revis permission to speak with Tampa Bay, as well as to conduct a physical.
The 27-year-old superstar is coming off a torn ACL, and while all involved seem to insist that his recovery is going according to plan, the Bucs are being understandably cautious given what they’re parting with. Although this hasn’t been confirmed yet, the Buccaneers will likely give up their first and second round picks in order to shore up a position that they’ve desperately been trying to address for several years now.
Late Sunday morning, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported that the deal was nearly complete. In addition to having come to terms with New York, the Buccaneers also reportedly have already finalized the framework for a contract extension with Revis himself.