Sep 8, 2013; East Rutherford, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) hugs New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan before the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Should the Jets Go Back to Darrelle Revis?

You know that relationship that ends badly, but you end up together again, because you realize you can’t get enough of each other, despite the ugliness at the end?

Well, take a look at the picture to the right. These two were obviously caught up in a relationship like the one we just described. Despite everything, Rex Ryan and Darrelle Revis have affection for one another. And a reunion is possible.

If you followed the action yesterday, you know the Jets lost out on Alterraun Verner and Vontae Davis. Jairus Byrd is not going to be on a plane to Florham Park either. And, it is looking more and more like Darrelle is going to be released by the Tampa Bay Bucs. They have been looking for a trading partner to no avail. Unless someone comes out at the eleventh hour to make a deal, Revis will be available to be signed.

So, should the Jets “go there”? Should they make a serious attempt to bring back Darrelle Revis?

The answer is no. That my ruffle the feathers of some fans, and even some of my staff writers, but the answer is no.

The negatives far outweigh the positives.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. There are some excellent reasons to bring him back. The Jets now have a gaping hole at cornerback with the subtraction of Antonio Cromartie. Missing out on Vontae Davis and Alterraun Verner going elsewhere only adds to the Jets’ needs at the position.

There is no reason to go look at any video on Darrelle Revis while he was a member of the Jets, nor do we need to look at his statistics. We all know how he performed on the football field. When healthy, he dominated every wide receiver he went up against. Well, all of them except Stevie Johnson. That guy always had Darrelle’s number for some reason.

You know what I mean. Darrelle is a dominant force. He knows how to play the position, and could be the perfect mentor for Dee Milliner. What would be better for him than to learn from a legend? There are a lot of good reasons to bring him back.


We also know WHO Darrelle Revis is. We know it all too well, and THAT is why he cannot come back. There is no element of a “team guy” in Darrelle Revis. His contract holdouts are evidence enough. He will seem like a great guy when he signs his contract, if he gets paid enough. He has mentioned he doesn’t want a pay cut to sign.

Darrelle Revis will behave himself, look great at the press conference, and play well. But, the first chance he gets, he will make noise that he wants a new contract. He will disrupt the team, and make the move far from worth it.

Think about it. Did we hear about locker room issues last year? No. Why? Santonio Holmes was still there. Darrelle Revis was not.

Darrelle Revis gave us a lot of great memories, but please leave it at that. Don’t come back.

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  • Frank Antonelli

    Amen! Also remember we get his uncle in a package deal if we’re stupid enough to sign him. Idzik is far from stupid and will just tell Rex no way. Mevis may really have screwed himself. The Jets were willing to make him a Jet for life and pay him $12M per year. Let’s see what he gets now. A career ending injury might be in his future since Karma is a bitch and has a way of catching up with pricks like Mevis.

    • Alan Schechter

      I like the debate everybody. You know how I feel. Too much money and not worth the attitude.

  • Van Hazard

    Nice summary of #24, but the harsh reality is that Rex needs a shutdown corner and doesn’t have one. Milliner is still learning and is something of a crap shoot heading into his sophomore year. Cro’s another question mark even if brought back. Since Jets didn’t land alternatives to Revis in FA thus far, they may be forced to seriously consider bringing Revis back because he’s now the only shutdown corner still out there.

    • Paul Newbold

      The Jets need a good fast coverage corner, one can be had at a small price. The Jets don’t need a shutdown corner, who is demanding 15 million per year!! There is no corner in the game worth that much!! Just ask TB if you don’t believe me! LOL

      • Van Hazard

        Agree that no corner is worth $16M…but strongly disagree that Rex doesn’t need a shutdown corner. His system actually requires two of them. Milliner still work in progress. If Jets wanted options they should have signed Verner or Talib, etc. Like it or not, Revis is the only one left on the board capable of doing what Rex demands from his corners. If they get him for $11-12M at this point it’s a steal!

  • Paul Newbold

    NO Revis!!! HELL No Revis!! Top corner absolutely! Top Egomaniac! Without a doubt! Look, Revis has never played out a single contract in his career! He should have been given the moniker Darrel “Give Me More Money” Revis!! The Jets drafted him, made him a star, and he held out! Then the Jets allowed key players to depart to give Revis his money! In return he threatened another hold out, what did he want? More money of course. Then the Jets traded him. How did he show his gratitude for everything the Jets did for him? He bashed fellow players AND the organization in his juvenile tweets, that’s how!! He called the Jet Organization “dysfunctional”, well I think the “dysfunction” falls squarely on Revis’ shoulders. IF he truly wants to return to the Jets….he can sign a one year deal for veteran minimum…otherwise… thanks!!