Close to just five hours after being released in Tampa Bay, cornerback Darrelle Revis has agreed to a one year deal to become a New England Patriot.
CB Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year, $12 million deal, league sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2014
The Patriots needed to sign a stud at cornerback after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos late last night. They got the deal done today and now have maybe the best corner in the game and a future hall of famer in Darrelle Revis.
Of course, this was somewhat expected after reports of the Patriots being heavily in on Revis have been swarming the past few days. The only surprising bit is that this is only a one year deal, and the fact that this is four million less than Revis' $16 mill/year in Tampa. Still $12 million for one year is not cheap.
This gives the Patriots and Revis a chance to feel aeachother for one year, and possibly talk extension or even franchise tag next season.
This also has to irk Jets fans. Revis was the biggest start to don a Jets uniform since Joe Namath. The Revis camp apparently reached out to New York to see if there was interest, but apparently there wasn't much there.
The Pats lost Talib, but they got a massive upgrade with Revis.