New York Jets legend Darrelle Revis isn’t hanging up the cleats just yet after signing on with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Darrelle Revis hasn’t played an NFL snap in over 10 months, yet a familiar face was willing to take a gamble on a future Pro Football Hall of Famer.
That would be former New York Jets coach Bob Sutton, who currently presides as the defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. Sutton, apparently, was able to convince Andy Reid to take a chance on the veteran playmaker.
And there it is, Darrelle Revis, pen to paper. pic.twitter.com/hJGStpaFiK
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 22, 2017
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “the Chiefs had been trying to sign Revis for much of this season, but he didn’t take the deal until now.” Revis was waiting for a big payday and never got it after being released by the Jets this past offseason.
This is a nice veteran addition to a secondary that doesn’t have a corner over the age of 25. Inexperience hasn’t been the only issue for the Chiefs defensive backs, who rank 28th in passing yards allowed.
After a 5-0 start to the season, the Chiefs have now lost four out of their last five. Despite that factoid, Kansas City remains in first place in the AFC West. This team still possesses Super Bowl aspirations and that’s something that must be extremely attractive to Revis, who already owns one championship via his brief tenure with the New England Patriots.
Revis has accumulated 485 combined tackles, 29 interceptions, and three defensive touchdowns in his illustrious 10-year career. Per head coach Andy Reid via the Chiefs press release, Revis is expected “to step in and be a starter.”
In perhaps a matter of coincidence, the Chiefs will play the Jets at MetLife Stadium in Week 13. Revis will make his triumphant return in crimson red instead of green. I’m sure that didn’t play a factor in Revis choosing Kansas City (insert sarcasm here).