Darrelle Revis (l.) and hisbusiness manager John Geiger wearing Buccaneers hats on their way to Tampa Bay.Revis signing his six-year, $96 million contract with the Bucs, from Geiger's Twitter account @JohnGeiger_

Darrelle Revis (l.) and hisbusiness manager John Geiger wearing Buccaneers hats on their way to Tampa Bay.

Revis Island is officially moving south.

The Jets and Buccaneers agreed to a trade for the All-Pro cornerback Sunday, according to a source. The Jets will receive the Buccaneers’ 2013 first-round pick (No. 13 overall) as well as their 2014 fourth-round pick, which could become a third-round pick if Revis is on the Tampa Bay roster on the third day of the 2014 league year.

Revis received a six-year contract worth $96 million from the Bucs, according to a source, but none of the money is guaranteed.

The two teams came to an agreement earlier Sunday pending a Revis physical. The star defensive back flew to Tampa, passed the exams and came to a financial agreement with the Buccaneers.

The Jets drafted Revis in the first round of the 2007 Draft and he became a three-time All-Pro cornerback and one of the best players in franchise history. Along with his production on the field, though, came battles over his contract. Training camp holdouts in 2007 and 2010 strained relations between the team and Revis. He signed a four-year, $46 million in 2010 that was viewed as a stopgap to getting a long-term deal done.

But new general manager John Idzik seemed intent on trading Revis from the time he was hired in January. Revis is due to become a free agent after this year, and the Jets cannot use their franchise tag on him. He is believed to be seeking in the neighborhood of $15 million per year, a huge price for a non-quarterback. Complicating matters is Revis’ health. He tore his left ACL in the third game of last season and missed the rest of the year. That has scared some teams off from trading for Revis.

Idzik must believe re-signing Revis would cripple his ability to rebuild the Jets roster. Now, it looks like he’ll move on from Revis and try to rebuild with the picks he gets from Tampa Bay.

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