Off the Record (OTR)

Jets releasing Revis

Anyone who watched the New York Jets last year, saw that Darrell Revis couldn’t play. Whether he was injured or just can’t play anymore remains to be seen, but the bottom line is he was bad (I’ve actually heard that he’s been lazy and hasn’t kept in tip-top shape as he’s gotten older).

So, it was easy to conclude that the Jets would move on from Revis this offseason. And, once we heard about him facing four felonies, well hot damn, it got even easier.

The Jets have informed Revis that they are releasing him.

“Darrelle Revis is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Jets uniform,” Jets owner Woody Johnson said in the team’s announcement. “His combination of talent, preparation and instincts is rare and helped him become one of the most dominant players of his generation. I appreciate Darrelle’s contributions to this organization and, wherever his career takes him, his home will always be here with the Jets.”

The Jets G.M. piled on.

“When you’re dealing with a player of Darrelle’s caliber, these decisions are extremely hard to make,” Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan said. “We all have a great deal of respect for Darrelle and the significance of his time with the Jets cannot be overstated. He provided an example of how a pro should approach his craft and established his place in NFL history as one of the best at his position.”

Revis will sign somewhere, but those days of 1-2 year mega deals are loooong gone. He might even have to play safety.

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