Will Steelers change their position on Revis?

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Cornerback Darrelle Revis wants to play for the Steelers. The only problem with that? At last check, the Steelers don’t want Revis to play for them.

It’s currently unknown whether the full dismissal of the pending charges against Revis will change that. Two years ago, the Steelers were a surprise inclusion in the chase to sign Revis after his deal with the Patriots expired. When Revis was still in potential hot water for a February incident in Pittsburgh, the Steelers made it clear privately that they wouldn’t be pursuing him.

The separate question, for the Steelers or any other interested team, becomes the amount of any compensation that will be offered to Revis for 2017. With $6 million fully guaranteed from the Jets that is subject to offset language, Revis would be working for free if he plays for $6 million or less.

So whether it’s the Steelers or anyone else (suddenly, some in the media are suggesting a return to the Patriots), Revis will need to have motivation other than money if the money he’s offered lands at or below $6 million for 2017.

18 responses to “Will Steelers change their position on Revis?

  1. Well maybe he won’t quit on his team like he has done with the Bucs and the Jets when the teams are playing bad. I think he can still play, but he has mental issues with his game and that’s what I can’t stand about Revis

  2. Finally the Steelers can get a shut down corner, too bad he is not five years younger. If he can still be a true shut down, I’m all for it. Or if he is better than Ike was, I’ll be happy

  3. The idea any team is going to sign him is silly. How in their right minds are going to pay him 6 million never mind more than that.

    If revis want to play for nothing, which he would have to do what team wouldn’t want to take a flyer on that but what evidence has he given he is willing to do that?

    He isn’t playing for anyone this year, it’s that simple

  4. He looked so bad last season, I’m not sure even moving to safety would yield a $6 mil player & he has said he won’t consider less than $8 mil, just don’t see it.

  5. When Marquis Goodwin blew past him and he said he didn’t know who he was, it was obvious that he was not doing the least bit of homework. Losing a step and not doing minimum prep work for games shows that it is time for Revis to retire.

  6. twomadmapper says:
    Mar 15, 2017 7:30 PM
    Early Retirement for Revis… Should have stayed with the Pat’s…

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    The Pats werent going to keep him anyhow. Belichick had other plans for that cap space. When the Jets got so accomodating that just made it all easier.

  7. dude is clearly not interested in playing anymore – but he is interested in collecting a check. i think/hope the steelers are smarter than that.

  8. “Or if he is better than Ike was, I’ll be happy”

    Fifel, you’ve got to be joking, right? Revis in his prime was the only shutdown corner better than Ike. And if Ike didn’t have stone hands, they’d have been neck and neck throughout his career. To think Revis can play st that level is crazy talk.

  9. steelers have been low key doing browns some favors. first u guys took justin gilbert off our hands now please sign revis use up your cap and get burned I call that killing 2 birds with 1 stone lol

  10. blah773 pretty much has it covered. When you read that last paragraph and you look back over this guy’s career, it is clearly obvious that money is the ONLY thing that ever motivated this guy. He’s over the hill and not worth $5M a year at this point and he’s shown he’s all about the money, so it looks like retirement.

  11. No love for the game. Diminishing skills. Diminished market value. What fools would offer him $6M?

  12. Are the Steelers even going to sign ANYONE? C’mon, a WR who specializes in losing is hardly a free agent coup.

  13. “Or if he is better than Ike was, I’ll be happy”

    Fifel, you’ve got to be joking, right? Revis in his prime was the only shutdown corner better than Ike. And if Ike didn’t have stone hands, they’d have been neck and neck throughout his career. To think Revis can play st that level is crazy talk.
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    You think Ike was better then, Champ Bailey & Charles Woodson. That is comical. And no I don’t think he can.

  14. If Revis decides to play in “2017” it surely won’t be with the Steelers.
    When that decision is made he will only want to play for a winner.
    He probably wants a chance at another ring and that’s not in the Steelers future.

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