Revis Island was once a remote, desolate place that only the finest receivers in the land would even attempt a visit. These days, it seems anyone with a pair of hands has not only visited but stayed as long as they liked.
Revis signed a five-year, $70 million to return to the Jets in 2015. At the time it looked like the Jets had gotten a cornerstone back after spending two years away. Just a year later, the Jets are experiencing buyer remorse.
A position change to safety could be for Revis if he is willing. Regardless of his acceptance to a position change, the Jets would be wise to ask Revis to take a pay cut, as he is scheduled to count as $15.3 million against the cap in 2017. A number that is way too high for a player on a steep decline.
Revis has always treated his career in the NFL as a business. He has held out on the Jets before because he felt he was playing better than his contract. Don’t expect Revis to do the same the other way around and give the Jets a break next season.
Revis will receive $6 million from the organization if they decide to cut him, which seems to be the most likely situation. No team is going to look at his game film from this year and take him on through a trade.