“The intangibles we have here with this team with players like Josh Freeman, Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin – I could go on and on, down the list. We have some great guys and that was one of the things that we looked at. We have some guys here that can already play and I think that makes this the best fit for me.’’
Tampa Bay gave up its first-round draft pick this year – the No. 13 overall pick – and a fourth-round pick next year that turns into a third-rounder if Revis is on Tampa Bay’s roster three days into the 2014 league year.
As part of the deal, Tampa Bay signed Revis to a new six-year, $96-million contract that includes no guaranteed money.
Revis is coming off a season lost to a knee injury after he tore his left ACL in September. He has been rehabbing the knee since, but the Bucs are confident Revis will be ready for the start of the season.
Revis refused to discuss his health during Monday’s introductory news conference at One Buc Place, but intends to work hard to make sure the team’s investment in him pays off.
“I’m going to do my best, that’s how I work,’’ Revis said. “I want to bring as much leadership to this team as I can. My goal is to win and there’s no better place to win than here. I thank you for the opportunity, so let’s go win some games.’’