The New York Jets are apparently discussing releasing Darrelle Revis after this season and it should come to the surprise of no one.
Back in March of 2015, the New York Jets signed star cornerback Darrelle Revis to a five-year deal worth a whopping $70 million. At the time, Jets fans rejoiced to have the former Pittsburgh University stud back in the green and white after a brilliant year with the New England Patriots.
Boy, how the tables have turned.
Now, just a year and a half removed from signing his mega contract, Revis has transformed form hero to zero. He has continually been burnt over the top and underneath and his disastrous play has had Gang Green nation calling for his head.
Apparently, Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan has been listening.
ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini has reported that the Jets may release the 31-year old after this season instead of paying him $15 million in 2017 along with a $2 million roster bonus that’s due in March.
This is a move that should absolutely be made for the Jets this offseason. It’s become brutally obvious that Revis can no longer play the cornerback position at a high level and even if they were to keep the former All-Pro, they simply cannot afford to pay him at this rate.
If the Jets are able to clear some cap space by letting go of Revis, they could potentially look to reinvest that money in future free agents, such as Cincinnati Bengals’ cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick or possibly former Dallas Cowboys sixth overall pick Morris Claiborne.
Darrelle Revis’ time in the Big Apple appears to be coming to an end.