The ultimate nightmare for the Jets in the next 12 months: The Patriots make it to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, spend a week practicing at the Jets’ facility in Florham Park, and five weeks after the game Bill Belichick is holding up a blue No. 24 jersey at a jam-packed news conference in Foxborough to announce the signing of free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis.
If all that happens, Woody Johnson should just move the Jets to Des Moines.
It would be out of character for Belichick to sign a big ticket free agent, but his contempt for the Jets is so deep and his need for a shutdown corner is so great, that it would not be shocking if he used some salary-cap creativity to structure a deal for Revis, especially with the extra cap room Tom Brady’s contract extension opened up.
That’s why Johnson can’t risk allowing Revis to hit the open market next March, especially if he displays that he has fully recovered from his torn ACL and is back to being Revis.
Curtis Martin went from the Patriots to the Jets. Could Revis switch sides in this heated rivalry and play in New England?
“It’s not that far-fetched,” an NFL source said on Thursday. “It would not shock me if he’s in a Patriots uniform next year.”
If Revis is forced to play for his $6 million base salary this season in the final year of his four-year, $46 million contract, he just might be inclined to stick it to the Jets by signing with New England — providing, of course, that Robert Kraft’s money is right.
Belichick has not had an elite corner since Ty Law, who has been Revis’ mentor. They are both from Aliquippa, Pa. Law also wore No. 24 and he and Revis were briefly teammates with the Jets in 2008. Belichick, one of the best defensive coaches of this generation, has been unable to fix New England’s pass defense the last few years. In 2009, the Patriots were ranked a respectable 12th in passing yards allowed. In the last three seasons, they have been 30th, 31st and 29th. That would not happen with Revis.
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Jets don't want to see Darrelle Revis play out contract, then join rivals Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Patriots
New York Daily News | Mar 1