(NEW YORK) — The Darrelle Revis era is officially over in New York.
Following months of negotiations, the Jets have dealt the Pro Bowl cornerback to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in exchange for the 13th overall pick in Thursday night’s draft and a conditional selection next year.
After the trade was complete, Revis signed a six-year deal with the Bucs worth $96 million, with no money guaranteed. The deal makes him one of the NFL’s highest-paid defensive players.
“We’re thrilled. It’s rare that you get a chance to add a player of this caliber to your football team. That’s what motivated us,” Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said.
There is a risk involved as Revis is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during last season. Doctors recently cleared him to begin running, but his health is still in question as the 2013 season draws closer.
Revis will get an early homecoming as the Jets face the Buccaneers in Week one of the regular season at MetLife Stadium.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com