Darrelle Revis isn’t necessarily playing poorly, but he said Thursday his surgically repaired knee still wasn’t completely healthy.
That makes him perhaps the most expensive scratch-and-dent in history at $16 million a year, but he vowed to be 100 percent by next year.
“It still bothers me here and there,” Revis said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.
Revis said he thinks he needs another offseason to fully recover from his torn ACL last year.
“I’m trying not to think about it,” Revis said. “I’m not trying to complain. I’m trying to go out and play. I’ve been cleared to play since Week 1. It’s been an up-and-down year for this team and me individually. . . .
“Trust me, I’ll be fine. When this season is over, I’ll get back to work and get out there with my trainer. I’ll be ready to go next year.”
That must be comforting to the Buccaneers, knowing they traded a pair of picks including last year’s first-rounder to the Jets for a guy who would eventually get well enough to play like the player he was in New York.