It’s official. Sort of.
If/when cornerback Darrelle Revis passes a physical to be administered by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ doctors, Revis will be traded from the Jets to the Bucs, according to ESPN.
It’s the culmination of various Sunday reports pointing toward that tentative conclusion. The Jets wouldn’t have allowed Revis to travel to Tampa for a physical if a deal wasn’t in place. Per the report, the deal includes (to no surprise) the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft and (to no surprise) additional selections.
Lost in the various reports is the reality that the Bucs and Revis necessrily have a tentative deal in place on a long-term contract. Whether that agreement was negotiated with or without the blessing of the Jets is a fact that has been lost in the shuffle.
Regardless, this deal wouldn’t be getting done without Revis knowing what the Bucs will be paying him — and without a clear understanding that Revis finds it acceptable.