For the New York Jets, cornerback Darrelle Revis had offseason wrist surgery and despite his age, won’t be missing a beat this upcoming season.
Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis had a very good return last year with the New York Jets after being acquired last offseason. In his return, Revis totaled five interceptions, 30 tackles and four fumbles recovered. He was a major presence on the defense of the Jets as he was able to be a vocal leader and rally the troops when necessary.
This offseason since he looked a bit slow in his reaction time towards the end of last year, Revis wisely got surgery on his wrist to correct the nagging issues that bothered him last season. Of course it might not have been completely why he wasn’t as effective towards the end of last year but it’s a surgery that needed to get done to ensure it doesn’t hold him back in 2016.
I don’t think it did. At first, we didn’t know about it. Everybody plays with nicks at the time and when you don’t get treatment on something how are you supposed to know? A lot of players play hurt all year. Not many people go through the year healthy and they just play with nicks and bruises. I’ve seen him jam some people late in the season and do things with it so I don’t think it hurt very much.
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Bowles is correct when it comes to everyone playing with injuries as one also has to factor that Revis will be 31-years-old in July and he did show some signs of decline which could be due to his age.
Considering that Revis is entering his 10th season in the NFL, he shouldn’t miss a beat in 2016 thanks to his veteran experience and that he isn’t rushing his return from this injury.
Revis continues to be one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL and even though last season he started out strong and declined a bit towards the end, he was for the most part consistent.
His famous nickname of “Revis Island” continued to be true as last season, he allowed the lowest completion percentage among all the top cornerbacks in the NFL at 44.2% which is incredible.
Overall, expect to see Revis continue adding highlights and showing his leadership abilities to some of the younger defensive backs in the Jets’ secondary. Not only won’t he miss a beat in 2016 but he will continue adding more statistics to his eventual Pro Football Hall of Fame resume.