It was tough for Jets fans to see Darrelle Revis holding up the Lombardi trophy wearing a Patriot jersey, but breaking news just came out via ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Patriots would not pick up Darrelle Revis’ $20 Million option for the upcoming season, making him a free agent and the best cornerback on the market. Now, the minute all Jets fans hear this, they hope to see Revis Island return back to New York. It will be interesting to see where Revis will end up. Some question why Revis did not take a pay cut to return to New England, and continue to compete for Super Bowls. But, as Jets fans know, Revis always looks for the highest contract offer, as he used to hold out of mini camp in his time with the Jets
The Jets traded Revis to the Buccaneers for the 2013 season, but he only lasted a season there. He then went to New England and won a super bowl, but now he’s on the market. The Jets should be able to spend top dollar for Revis, because they are well under the salary cap. The Jets secondary had a rough 2014 season, but bringing Revis back would make them instantly better. In his time in New York, he was always known for shutting down the opponents better receiver, which is what the best corner in the league does. So, Jets fans would hope if he came back to New York, he would take away the best receiver, giving them a good chance to have success.
The Jets have a solid young offensive line, that is set. Their linebackers led by David Harris get the job done. In 2014, they let up way to many long passes, gaining huge chunks of yards. Revis would be expensive, but he is worth the money. He was so valuable to the Jets in his time in New York, he would take pressure off Dee Milliner, giving him the role to be the second corner. Revis coming to the Jets could potentially make them one of the toughest defenses to play against. With Todd, Bowles, a defensive minded coach, I’m sure he would love to have Revis.
The Jets have already made some noise, trading for Brandon Marshall to give them a boost on the offensive side. Jets haters will continue to say they still need a quarterback, which could be true, but that is whole other story. But, Revis will instantly make the Jets defense a force to be reckoned with. With free agency and the draft, I’m expecting a solid 2015 season from the Jets, but the offseason is young. As a fellow Jets fan, we would all love to see Revis come back to New York, with no hard feelings, and eventually hoist that Lombardi trophy in a Jets uniform.