Due to a 2016 NFL season where he has performed very poorly, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is reportedly seriously considering retirement.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, “He’s done. 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.”
It certainly seems, according to Mehta’s source, that New York Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis is facing his decline with an open mind and realizing that it might just be his time to hang up the cleats.
For a long time, Revis was considered as one of the NFL’s elite corners. That was until 2016 hit him and he ran into a metaphorical brick wall. He just couldn’t perform at the same level he was used to. Part of this steep decline could be due to his body deteriorating.
This past October, Revis told Kimberly A. Martin of Newsday:
“Yeah, I am. I mean, not in a bad way. I can still play,” Revis said, smiling. “It’s just, I’m breaking down. I’m 31. How many corners are 31 right now in the league? The league’s getting younger. I know [Vikings cornerback Terence] Newman’s still playing [at 38], which is impressive. But I don’t know how he’s doing it.”
As the season is beginning to wind down, it will definitely be interesting to see what the 31-year-old decides to do regarding the future of his NFL career.