Pros and Cons of the Darrelle Revis Trade

April 21st, 2013

So long, Revis. (Photo: US Presswire)

By Connor Rogers, Staff Writer

The day has finally arrived, the Jets have traded Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2013 first round pick and a potential third round pick in 2014. As Jets fans opinion’s of the trade range from satisfied to on the verge of tears, it was a deal that had to be made. Let’s break down a sensible, realistic list of the pros and cons of the trade.

Pros:

-The Jets now have the 13th overall selection in the first round of the draft to pair with their 9th overall selection

-Revis is being paid 16 million dollars a year by the Bucs, that’s top tier quarterback money given to a cornerback coming off a torn ACL, absolutely insane

-The Jets will have a large amount of cap space next offseason to be major players in free agency

-The Jets also acquired the Bucs 4th round pick next year, which turns into a 3rd round pick if Revis is still on their team after one season (almost a guarantee it becomes a 3rd rounder)

-That 3rd round pick might be pretty handy as a trade chip to move up a few spots in the 2014 draft for an elite quarterback prospect like Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater

Cons:

-Darrelle Revis was arguably the greatest Jet not named Joe Namath and was traded away at the prime age of 27

-Kyle Wilson will most likely be the number two cornerback, which might be a horror story if the Jets pass rush does not improve

-The defense just lost an elite piece, a player that shuts down every team’s number one target…those types of player’s come around once in a decade.

-Although he was out for most of last season, Revis was the leader of the defense…talk about a complete rebuild and youth movement

 

 

One Response to “Pros and Cons of the Darrelle Revis Trade”

  1. Big D says:

    Dion Jordan. Johnathan Cooper. please not mingo! looks good in shorts, but undersized and I don’t see “it” on tape


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