Chiefs Sign Darrelle Revis

The Chiefs announced that they have signed Darrelle Revis. He’s still collecting a paycheck from the Jets, so the Chiefs’ deal for him will help to lessen New York’s obligation. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets that it’s a two-year deal for the cornerback, with no guaranteed money in 2018. He’ll be making the minimum in 2017.

Darrelle RevisDarrelle is a proven player in this league and we are excited to add him to our secondary,” Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said. “He’s had a Hall of Fame career and his leadership and playing experience will be valuable to our defense.”

Revis has 485 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 137 passes defensed, 29 interceptions, six forced fumbles, and 12 fumble recoveries for his career. He also has a Super Bowl ring thanks to his time with the Patriots and seven Pro Bowl nods. He started all 15 of his games for the Jets in 2016, compiling 43 tackles, one interception, and five passes defended. He ultimately ranked as the league’s No. 64 corner in 2016, per Pro Football Focus

We’re excited to add Darrelle to the roster,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. “He has experience and familiarity with Bob Sutton’s defense, he’s a team guy and we feel like a player of his caliber can help our football team.”

Revis had been determined to play this season, but there wasn’t a whole lot of intrigue in the veteran. Besides a pair of unidentified teams expressing interest back in May, we only heard definitively that the Chargers (along with a “handful” of other teams) had reached out to the cornerback.

Reid told Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star that Revis will eventually slide into the starting lineup (Twitter link). With All-Pro Marcus Peters manning one side of the field, that means former sixth-rounder Kenneth Acker will likely move to the bench. The Chiefs could ultimately look to move on from one of their cornerbacks, as they’re also rostering Terrance Mitchell, Steven Nelson, and Phillip Gaines.

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9 comments on “Chiefs Sign Darrelle Revis

  1. pickme123

    Not sure this deserves a “BREAKING” headline after this was released half an hour ago. Also, it’s not shocking news. Revis hasn’t played a snap this season…this isn’t tremendous for KC…

    • Thronson5

      I’m not sure I will ever understand people that come on here to question the posts on this page or try to call out the person who wrote it. It is Breaking News to some of us and how isn’t it shocking if he hasn’t played a snap all year and is being signed by playoff team. I’d say it’s pretty shocking he’s being signed at this point when he couldn’t get a job up in this point.

      • Ironman_4life

        It’s because they know more than the Kansas City Chiefs organization. But yeah I’ve always hated when people make comments about my comments.

    • TJECK109

      It’s breaking news to me; and half hour isn’t a lot of time.

      Them signing revis might be more for next season than this. Give him a look the rest of the year. If he doesn’t work out he’s cut. Not like they are paying him millions

    • mcdusty31

      Yeah you’re right this serves no purpose and we should just shut this site down…actually here’s a thought, you should start your own site and you can do it the “right way”…get out of here clown

  2. driftcat28

    To bad he and the Pats couldn’t come to some agreement. I wonder if there was any interest from either camp?

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