The New York Jets Sunday traded cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In exchange, the Jets will acquire Tampa Bay’s top draft pick this week (# 13 overall), and a conditional fourth-round draft selection next year.
Agents for Revis say the 6-year deal their client gets from the Buccaneers is worth $96-million, including about $1.5 million in bonuses.
The trade was completed about two hours after the Bucs were advised that Revis had passed a physical which cleared the way for future play on the cornerback’s surgically-repaired left knee.
A native of Aliquippa, Revis led his high school to the 2003 PIAA “AA” state football championship in a 32-27 decision over Northern Lehigh in a game in which he scored five touchdowns. Revis also paced Aliquippa to two consecutive WPIAL (District 7) basketball titles.
Revis played three seasons for Pitt, leaving after his junior year with the Panthers to enter the NFL draft. The Jets traded three draft choices to the Carolina Panthers to move up from #25 to #14 to select Revis.
His NFL career has covered five full seasons, plus two games in 2012. Revis has recorded 283 tackles, and has 18 NFL interceptions, three of which he has run back for touchdowns.