Even though he likes Darrelle Revis and called him a Hall of Famer, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says the cornerback won’t be back with the Jets next year.
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson called cornerback Darrelle Revis a Hall of Famer on Thursday, but didn’t say that he wanted him back next year.
Revis is in the second year of a five-year, $70 million contract that has $39 million guaranteed. The Jets owe him $6 million in guaranteed money and they have to decide whether or not to cut Revis by March 10, which is when a $2 million roster bonus is due. The cornerback said in a locker-room interview that he wants to stay and the Jets should treat him with class.
Johnson told Rich Cimini of ESPN that he likes Revis but he didn’t say that he wanted him back next year.
“My feeling toward Darrelle is different, I think,” he said. “He’s going to the Hall of Fame, there’s no question. He’s one of the best players ever to put on a Jets uniform — or any uniform. He has such an unbelievable talent. It wasn’t his best year, but a lot of guys didn’t have good years. My hat’s off to Darrelle. Great career. I like Darrelle, but it’s up to the coaches and general manager to see how he fits.”
Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said that they have expectations for the cornerback when it comes to how he plays but declined to comment on the situation.
The seven-time Pro Bowler hasn’t had a great season. He had just one interception and five defended passes. Last week, Revis had talked with Jets coach Todd Bowles about being a safety, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. However, it looks like that won’t happen, at least not with the Jets anyway.
Revis needs to start looking for a new team because he won’t be back with the Jets next year because they don’t want him anymore.