Bucs win Darrelle Revis trade ... if he can bounce back

If Darrelle Revis can bounce back from a torn ACL, the Bucanneers are the clear winners in the...

If Darrelle Revis can bounce back from a torn ACL, the Bucanneers are the clear winners in the cornerback's trade from the Jets. (Reuters)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 AM ET

The New York Jets on Sunday traded away Darrelle Revis, the NFL’s best cornerback of the 21st century.

But they still have Tim Tebow on the roster, the most belittled quarterback of the 21st century.

That’s right. Kept Tebow, shipped off Revis. Wrap your head around that for a while.

Kind of the opposite of leave the gun, take the cannoli.

The Jets finally consummated the blockbuster deal sending Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that had reportedly been in the works for two months.

Pending his passing of a physical, Revis is now a Buccaneer. The Jets sent the 27-year-old to Tampa Bay for the Bucs’ pick in the first round of the 2013 entry draft Thursday night (13th overall) plus a draft pick next year that will be a third-rounder if Revis remains on the Bucs roster by late March, or a fourth-rounder if the club cuts him before then.

That’s a helluva lot less than most pundits prognosticated the Bucs would have to give up.


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