It’s official. The New York Jets have released future hall of fame cornerback Darrelle Revis, cutting his homecoming short.
Well, it’s finally over. (Unless Darrelle Revis actually improves a couple years from now and Woody Johnson gets hyped for No. 24, again.)
Barring any unforeseen miracles, the career of Darrelle Revis with the New York Jets has ended prematurely (considering his contract just two shorts offseasons ago).
According to multiple sources including Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets have informed their future hall of fame cornerback of his release.
The jets are releasing Darrelle Revis, per source #NYJ
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 1, 2017
In his second season back with the club, No. 24 was beyond brutal. In fact, he was one of the worst corners in the league.
Showcasing linebacker speed, Revis needed 10-plus yards of cushion just to make sure semi-fast receivers wouldn’t blow past him on any given down. In 15 games, he came away with just 43 tackles, one interception and just five passed defended.
For his career in New York, he’s accumulated 25 interceptions and 111 passes defended while representing the most feared cover-corner since Deion Sanders.
The issue of Revis at the position of safety is met with intrigue — considering his tackling prowess and football IQ — but his heart has seemingly not been into the game since winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2014.
One day he’ll join the ranks in the Jets Ring of Honor, but, for now, it’s a bitter disappointment anytime the name of Darrelle Revis is mentioned.