New York Jets Rumors: Will Darrelle Revis Return to New York Jets?


New York Jets rumors began to swirl just before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLIX, as an ESPN report indicated that the Jets will be ready to make a big run at possible free agent Darrelle Revis.

Revis and New England Patriots were victorious in the Super Bowl, giving him his first ring after a great season in New England, but after he celebrates his first Super Bowl, his focus will have to change towards free agency.

It seems likely that Revis will indeed become a free agent next month, and that will make him the most highly sought after free agent cornerback this offseason.

Revis began his career with the Jets after being drafted in the first round out of Pittsburgh, and Revis’ talents quickly became recognized around the league. Revis was selected to four straight Pro Bowls with the Jets from 2008-11, as ‘Revis Island’ was born.

In 2012, Revis would tear his ACL which ended his season, and would be his final season in New York, as he and the Jets were unable to reach a long-term deal, which led to him being traded to the Buccaneers.

Revis’ time would be short in Tampa Bay, as he played just one season with the Buccaneers before joining the Patriots.

Next season Revis is due $20 million dollars, which is why he will likely be released by the Patriots, but they can certainly try to work a long-term deal with him after he is released. Revis’ first year in New England was certainly a good one, as he regained his elite-level of play, and was a crucial part of a much improved Patriots’ defense.

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It will be déjà vu this offseason for the Jets, as they have the money to give Revis, and he will likely be available, but with Rex Ryan now coaching the Buffalo Bills, that leaves the possibility of him reuniting with his former coach a possibility too.

The Jets are still in hot water from a Woody Johnson press conference in December that is being investigated by the NFL for possible tampering because of what Johnson said regarding Revis.

“Darrelle is a great player,” Johnson said at the time. “If I thought I could have gotten Darrelle for that [contract], I probably would have taken him. It was our best judgment to do what we did. Darrelle’s a great player. I’d love Darrelle to come back.”

Johnson made it pretty clear that he would like to have Revis back, but he also remembers that contract talks with Revis are no easy thing.

“I guess my experience with his agents,” Johnson said. “It would have been very hard.”

The Jets have a new regime with Mike Maccagnan as the general manager and Todd Bowles as the head coach, and if Revis is available the signing of him would be a huge splash for the two of them.

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