Revis makes out like a bandit, he essentially just got an extra 10 mil for this year, practically guaranteed.
If he is healthy, they will tear up this contract and give him guaranteed money, if not, he got an extra 10 mil that he would not have gotten from the Jets.
This is not a terrible idea for the Bucs, if healthy, they got great value for the 13 pick in a perceived weak draft, and at a risk of 16 mil, it's not a bad move for them.
Jets make out well because they were not going to resign him, and could not get zero for him.
I actually think this works out for everyone, considering.
I of course wish we could have signed him for something in the 10 mil per range, but since that was not happening, it is the best we could have done, no leverage, and no other bidders.
I think there's a good chance of that happening at some point. But Tampa would have to do it mid-season. After the season's over he's already (essentially) guaranteed to get $16M from Tampa just for the upcoming season.
But that's their business.
I've yet to see the team, yet, that breaks the bank so ridiculously with such high annual dollars on a non-QB and becomes SB champs as a result. Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Mario...let's see how many SBs those 3 teams get. The two "cheap" years are over on Fitzgerald's new deal and now he hits their cap at $18-21M for each of the next 3 years. With 1 WR eating up all that - all time great as he is - Arizona's going to have to get at least 3 starters out of every draft class and get lucky with other peoples' garbage (Kolb, Palmer, etc.) at QB. Technically possible, but a damn tall order.
Same with us and Revis. Assuming both are 100% healthy, he's better than Cromartie. But he isn't worth two Cromarties. He just isn't.