A Darrelle Revis return to the Jets is looking more and more plausible.
On the opening day of free agency, the New York Jets sat back and watched. They watched Vontae Davis re-up with the Colts on a 4-year $39 million dollar deal. They saw Sam Shields re-sign with the Packers at the same rate.
They watched Alterraun Verner agree to a 4-year $25.5 million dollar contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
All of this waiting and watching has made the seemingly impossible, look more and more possible. The New York Jets could be a legitimate landing spot for Darrelle Revis once he’s released by the Bucs. The team has yet to officially make the move.
Talk about coming full circle. It was just last year the Jets and Revis appeared to be parting ways for good. In 12 months time though, Antonio Cromartie is gone, and wholesale changes in Tampa spelled the end of Revis’s tenure on Florida’s west coast.
Ironically, the Jets have hole at cornerback, and a Revis return might actually make sense. According to sources, Revis would “love” to play for the Jets again.
League source tells me Darrelle Revis would, in fact, “love” to play for Rex Ryan and the #Jets.
— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) March 11, 2014
There would be ups and down to brining Revis back. The ups would be he’s still one of the premier cornerbacks in the NFL. He proved that last season when he made the Pro Bowl in his first year back from ACL surgery.
There’s also a major need there. The Jets missed out on 2 of the team’s top cornerbacktargets, and recently released Antonio, who based on his tweets, doesn’t sound like he will be coming back.
Brining Revis back would make last year’s trade look even more amazing. The Jets would have traded Revis for a first, and 4th round pick, all for just one season. Now that’s a steal.
The downsides are Revis isn’t likely willing to take a pay-cut and there’s all the baggage that comes along with him. There’s the holdouts, the comments to the media, all the things teams don’t need as well as committing so much money to position that doesn’t make a significant impact on the game.
While brining Revis back certainly wasn’t the first option, the reality is the Jets are running out of options and Revis is looming in the background.
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