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.
-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
-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