The New York Jets have reportedly agreed to trade Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, pending the star cornerback passes a physical. Revis’s teammate in New York, Antonio Cromartie, is not happy about the trade.
“The Jets will receive multiple draft picks, including the 13th overall choice, from the Buccaneers if Revis passes his physical. The Jets already own the ninth pick, setting themselves up to add two potential impact players.
Revis is en route to Tampa, a source said, and is expected to take the physical later Sunday.
The contract isn’t expected to be an issue for the Bucs, who apparently are willing to pay Revis about $15 million per year.”
Revis, only six months removed from ACL knee surgery, will have to pass his physical for the deal to be completed.
The Bucs will have now added two impact defensive players this offseason, safety Dashon Goldson and Revis.
As far as Cromartie, he’s pissed the Jets have agreed to trade arguably the best corner in the league.
“It sucks. That’s my reaction: It sucks,” Cromartie told the Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “Losing a guy like that just sucks. A leader in the locker room, a leader in the classroom, a leader on the field. A great playmaker on the field. It just sucks losing a guy like that.”
“I’m surprised really, to tell you the truth,” Cromartie added. “I’m surprised more so than anything.”
Cromartie said he looked forward to playing alongside Revis for years to come.
“It’s a disappointment,” Cromartie said. “You look forward to playing with the best cornerback in the league. When you pair us to together, we felt like we had the best tandem. We had the best tandem. Now, he’s leaving. You just got to roll with the punches.”