After months of trade speculation, the New York Jets are prepared to desert Revis Island. The Jets have given written permission to star cornerback Darrelle Revis to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, league sources said Sunday morning. The development is the likely precursor to a blockbuster trade that is expected to include the Bucs' first-round pick (13th overall). It's unclear at this point if the two teams have agreed to trade compensation, although it's unlikely they would've let Revis speak to the Bucs if the two sides didn't think a deal was possible. The contract isn't expected to be an issue for the Bucs, who apparently are willing to pay Revis about $15 million per year. But there's risk: Revis is only six months removed from ACL knee surgery and was cleared to run without restriction only last Monday. If the trade is consummated, the Bucs, determined to improve their league-worst pass defense, will have added two impact players to their secondary in safety Dashon Goldson and Revis, widely regarded as the best corner in the league.
Jets give permission to Darrelle Revis to take a physical and negotiate a contract with Bucs
ESPN New York | Apr 21