Found this on Sean Gilbert- Revis' uncle, and advisor.We may in the long run think this move was a God send.

The giving up of two first-round picks and paying Gilbert over $6 million a year was called a "debacle" by ESPN who reported that Former Panthers coach Dom Capers regretted that move, stating:
"Sometimes you get in a desperate situation and you don't ever want to be in a desperate situation. You make decisions based on the fact that you don't have anybody in a position as opposed to being able to sit back and make long-term decisions that you think would be best for the organization." But Capers quickly realized he had sacrificed too much of Carolina's future for Gilbert. "There was a lot of discussion on that and my initial reaction was that it was too much," he said.[9]
On March 10, 2003, the Panthers released Gilbert.[10]