Revis: The Big Bucks Bucs Back
So, Darelle Revis has just been dealt to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a first-round pick this year and a conditional third- or fourth-round pick next year.
Somehow, though, I think the Bucs got the better end of the deal.
Yes, they get a prima donna who twice in the last three years has held out and is coming off an ACL tear. The last time Revis held out, he had a nagging hamstring that lasted most of the season and cost him three games that year. He also failed to record a single interception and only had 10 pass breakups.
Because of his medical history, Revis's 6-year, $96 million deal with the Bucs contains no guaranteed money. Yes, the Buccaneers have plenty of cap room to spare, especially without a first-round pick this year, but that is quarterback/left tackle money for a man who could easily re-injure his already delicate legs. I say, with the deal already being done, he should be fine and should start attending off-season conditioning practice.
And then there is the New York perspective. With two first- round picks, what are the chances the Jets will blow them both?
I know the Jets have a new GM, so things should be optimistic ... right? Just remember, these are the Jets. They're becoming football's version of the Cubs.
If I were owner Woody Johnson, I'd have Bill Parcells come in and give him whatever he wants. But hey, that's just me.