After weeks of rumors, the New York Jets finally traded Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and shortly after the deal was announced–the cornerback signed a hefty deal with his new team that should keep him happy for quite some time. Obviously, this seemed like it would only happen in a matter of time, but in the end the Jets knew they had to make this move now–which is why the Jets came through as the winners in this one.
Thanks to Revis joining the Buccaneers for the 2013 season, the Jets have two of the top 13 picks (No. 9 and No. 13) in the 2013 NFL Draft–which is a huge advantage for any team. New York has numerous areas in need of improvement heading into next season and now that they have two first-round picks for Thursday–they can select two rookies instead of one to hopefully give them an advantage heading into next season.
A couple of years ago, the Jets were considered one of the top teams in the NFL, but they’ve struggled to stay consistent over the last two seasons and the argument can be made that Rex Ryan will be under the microscope in 2013 when it comes to job security. Plus, when looking at Revis and how he’s bouncing back from a serious injury that kept him out for most of the 2012 season, there’s no telling what to expect from the cornerback next year–which is why the Jets are the winners in this deal.
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