Jets CB Darrelle Revis Ready To Retire?

By nearly every metric, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis‘ once-great level of play has declined in 2016, and much of that fall-off can be attributed to effort level, as one source close to Revis explains to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News“He’s done,” the source told Mehta, adding that Revis has “tanked” this season. “If he had his way, he’d be done right now. He doesn’t want to play anymore. He’s made a lot of money.”Darrelle Revis (vertical)

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Revis, 31, has started 10 games this season without registering a single interception, and most observers believe that he’s posted the single worst season of his All Pro career. Among 120 qualified cornerbacks, Revis ranks just 82nd according to Pro Football Focus‘ grades, a far cry from his days of living near the top of that list. And the Jets’ defensive backfield as whole, once thought to be the strength of the New York roster, places just 29th in passing DVOA, thanks in large part to Revis’ poor play.

Revis has already had to answer questions about retirement this year, and just last month denied that he was ready to hang up his cleats soon. Additionally, general manager Mike Maccagnan has said that he doesn’t have any concerns about Revis’ commitment level. “I’m sure there’s plays he’d like to have back, but you watch a lot of other plays where he does give effort,” Maccagnan said earlier this month.

But Revis was evasive when asked about his future with the Jets, and the club could clear between $7-9MM by releasing him next offseason (depending on when the cut occurs). However, as Jason Fitzgerald of Over the Cap explained yesterday, New York will likely need to wait until the 2017 league year begins to cut ties with Revis due to the fact that his 2017 guarantee comes in the form of base salary, not prorated signing bonus.

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8 comments on “Jets CB Darrelle Revis Ready To Retire?

  1. vinman66

    He is not old and he can play, I seen this many times with him and baseball players, once they get that big fat pay contract, and they are up there in age they don’t give a crap no more. He knows he is never going to sign a big contract again at age 35? Who will sign somebody that old?

    • ahale224

      He also got his ring. I wonder if the fire would be there if he hadn’t won a Super Bowl.

      • GrandSlammy

        That’s it right there I bet

  2. UncleDrew

    He’s 31

    • STLCards33

      Just because he can still play doesn’t mean he wants to. If he’s lost the juice he should retire. He’s a hall of famer either way

  3. zottm1

    It’s a shame we went from Regis island to going out like a punk

    • JT19

      So he’s going out like a punk because he knows he can’t play anymore? Or is he a punk because he might be thinking of the physical toll playing has had on his body, and like many other players before him, is retiring before something serious happens?

  4. sbrown285

    as long as someone’s willing to pay him top dollar he’s not going anywhere

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