The New York Jets just finished an up and down season, well more downs than anything. It resulted in the firing of the former head coach and general manager. The new regime appears to have learned from the old regime’s mistakes, opening the check book, and signing Revis to a long term deal (at least by Revis standards).
The All-Pro corner just won his first Super Bowl last season as a member of the New England Patriots, on a one year $20 million dollar deal. He played a huge role in their title campaign as he gave the Pats something they haven’t had since Ty Law, a shut down corner.
Now it’s the Jets turn, they drafted him once upon a time only to let him leave. They have one of the best defensive lines in football with one of the worst secondaries behind it, the addition of Revis can take a talented defense to elite very quickly. As for the deal, it’s massive. It’s a five year deal worth $70 million with $39 million guaranteed.
The Jets new head coach Todd Bowles was Arizona’s defensive coordinator the past few seasons, no team blitzed more than the Cardinals during his tenure. If that is expected (it is) to remain the same, than the signing of Revis was a no brainer. It also weakened a team within the division.
Former Bills head coach Rex Ryan has to be shaking his head at what transpired, the prior regime’s failure to lock up Revis played a role into his demise, than firing. Keep an eye on Antonio Cromartie, the former Jet played with Revis during Ryan’s tenure. He also played for Bowles recently in Arizona, who knows, he might come back to New York as well.