The sense out of New England is that Darrelle Revis is likely headed to the Jets, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The Pats will still make a final push, but it’s not over yet. Meanwhile, sources tell Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 (on Twitter) that Revis wants $40MM guaranteed and Jets owner Woody Johnson wants to make it happen.
The Jets reportedly have been involved in “serious internal discussions” about the possibility of bringing Revis back and they figure to be one of many teams to make a serious play for the star cornerback. The Jets‘ “ideal-world plan” for the offseason would be to land both Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, according to Peter King of The MMQB.
Revis, 30 in July, had his 2012 season with the Jets cut short by injury. Since then, he has had back-to-back 16 game seasons, one with the Bucs and one with the Pats in 2014. This past season, Revis helped lead the Pats’ defense to a Super Bowl championship.
In 2014, Revis had 50 total tackles, 16 pass deflections, and 2 interceptions in the regular season. The advanced metrics at Pro Football Focus (subscription required) ranked Revis as the fourth-best corner in the NFL last season, behind Chris Harris Jr., Vontae Davis, and Richard Sherman.