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Talk in New England of Darrelle Revis returning to the Patriots

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Darrelle Revis is currently without a team after the Jets decided he was no longer worth the significant money he’s accustomed to making. But could a team known for getting the most out of aging veterans bring Revis back?

Both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald have stories today suggesting that the Patriots may sign Revis.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick got the most out of Revis during his one year in New England, in 2014, but Belichick then decided that Revis wasn’t worth the money in 2015. The Jets then decided — wrongly, it turned out — that Revis was still worth one more big-money, long-term contract.

So would Belichick want Revis back? Certainly not at anything close to the money Revis has made for most of his career. At a bargain price, however, Belichick would probably be interested in adding some veteran depth to his secondary, especially when it’s a player who has shown that he can play in the Patriots’ defense.

But why would Revis want to play at a bargain price? The Jets are on the hook to pay Revis $6 million, less anything he makes from another team. Which means that if Revis plays for less than $6 million, he’s effectively playing for free.

There is, however, the possibility that Revis still wants to play because he’s a competitor, and because he wants to prove the doubters wrong. If that’s the case, what better team to go to than the favorites to win the Super Bowl?

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  1. mrkbuilders says: Mar 19, 2017 11:58 AM

    PASS!

    No thank you!

  2. oldhuskerfan says: Mar 19, 2017 11:59 AM

    I’m at a loss as to why NE would want him.

  3. nfl1818 says: Mar 19, 2017 11:59 AM

    The Globe and the Herald had some open space for a “story”

  4. wib22 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:00 PM

    This must make the haters blood boil!

  5. weepingjebus says: Mar 19, 2017 12:01 PM

    Maybe Revis watched SB LI and remembered how much he loves real football.

  6. tylawspick6 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:02 PM

    umm, this is a classic case of the globe and herald
    vying for clicks

    revis is done

    period

  7. pastabelly says: Mar 19, 2017 12:04 PM

    The only talk is from the media. Fans do not want Revis and hope the team doesn’t either.

  8. tedmurph says: Mar 19, 2017 12:05 PM

    Why, does Darelle want to do Brady and Belichick another ‘big favor’? No thanks. If NOrleans can’t come to terms with Butler, they don’t need him anyway.

  9. navyvandal says: Mar 19, 2017 12:06 PM

    I am a diehard Pats fan from Mass, and i have been living away from there for the past 12 years…but how in the hell would that make sense?!

    Stephen Gilmore, Rowe, D-Mac, Coleman, Duron Harmon, maybe Butler, Patrick Chung, Cyrus Jones, Johnathan Joseph What good would Revis do?!

    Ben Volin and Ron Borges must be bored to post this rubbish. He would be a 3rd down player in nickel packages. That is a waste.

  10. hockeykrishna says: Mar 19, 2017 12:07 PM

    This story is really about Malcolm Butler and reinforcing the fact to his agent that as an RFA he has no leverage. NFL PA lost the C AT&T and this is the reality of it.

  11. rickjones55 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:07 PM

    FAKE NEWS

  12. hockeykrishna says: Mar 19, 2017 12:07 PM

    CBA

  13. returntoexcellence says: Mar 19, 2017 12:08 PM

    Which means that if Revis plays for less than $6 million, he’s effectively playing for free.
    ___________________

    That might be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read…

  14. ninjapleazee says: Mar 19, 2017 12:10 PM

    Criminal record? belicheat on line 1.

  15. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 19, 2017 12:10 PM

    By your logic, he’s playing for free no matter what. No one is going to pay him more than $6m, and he can’t make less, because the Jets are on the hook.

    So he’s putting $6m in the bank whether he decides to play or go fishing. No more, no less. Why not play for a team that knows how to use you, where you get to play the Jets twice, and you might win a Super Bowl?

  16. gstewart400 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:14 PM

    This looks like media smoke and sounds like the dreaded “hot takes” for Boston’s 2 sports-radio stations.

    That having been said, we all know that BB wouldn’t do this just because it would create fan talk and make the team “relevent”. BB would do it if he honestly felt that Revis had something to contribute (and as a safety). And if it does happen, BB would have no qualms at all about cutting him in training camp. THAT would be the end of Revis (like it was the end of Tebow).

  17. tylawspick6 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:18 PM

    revis also believed goodell’s lies and called
    brady a cheater

    revis would in no way ever be welcome in
    foxboro ever again

  18. veddermn8 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:18 PM

    Maybe as a nickel or a safety. Worth a tire kick for depth and as a mentor but not sure revis would be into that kind of role

  19. RogerThat! says: Mar 19, 2017 12:18 PM

    If the Jets are on the hook for his salary, he would have no motivation or fear of being fined or disciplined. He wouldn’t “have” to be on time, or abide by team rules. It to much of an unknown to chance ruining the locker room for a once great, but no longer, player. No thanks.

  20. mrkbuilders says: Mar 19, 2017 12:20 PM

    Serious Question for you:

    If Revis signs with New England for a base of 4.5, Jets are on the hook for the remaining 1.5, correct?

    Then wouldn’t it make sense for him to sign for the league veteran minimum so your current team can spend that extra money on trying to win another ring? As a side bonus, the Jets cap space would take the majority of the hit for this year.

  21. thejetssuck2001 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:20 PM

    we dont need this arrogant head case screwing up our locker room. we got what we wanted out of this tool. skills have declined way too much to be a member of the best organization in the nfl. mccourty has shown he can play corner in a pinch, and we can move on with eric rowe justin coleman and stephen gilmore and cyrus jones, plus we may keep butler so……

  22. 6ball says: Mar 19, 2017 12:20 PM

    .
    If Revis retires now, he goes out as the poster child for the league’s check cashers. If he returns to the Patriots and turns in a solid performance, even in a supporting role, he has a chance to revise his legacy. Belichick once took retread Terrell Buckley and turned him into an interception machine as a floater in the secondary.
    .

  23. maust1013 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:22 PM

    The only part of either story that passed the sniff test was Guregian making the point that Revis has a history of playing for his next contract. Coming to NE where he would be put in the best position to succeed and thereby showcase himself for another payday may be one of the few reasons Revis would consider playing ‘for free.’ Just keep in mind you can throw any thought of converting him to safety out the window. Belichick has gone on record as saying Revis’ skillset doesn’t translate to safety, a position the Pats are quite strong at in any case.

  24. edahlb says: Mar 19, 2017 12:22 PM

    There are ways around the six mill guarantee, he could play for the minimum this year, with the Jets paying the rest, and have a two year contract with guaranteed money next year.

  25. kylecleric says: Mar 19, 2017 12:23 PM

    If Butler was signed away or traded away, Revis wouldn’t beat out Rowe for the 2nd corner spot. Revis and Rowe, neither would fit in the slot. Gilmore, ideally, should also not be in the slot role. It’s hard then to have a backup outside corner (effectively a 4th corner) who isn’t going to be on special teams. I could see him as an emergency option for an injury to Rowe or Gilmore, but I’d have a hard time seeing him on the roster as a backup corner. As for safety, Pats are deep at that position. He’d be competing with Richards as the 4th safety but who again doesn’t play special teams.

  26. caycue says: Mar 19, 2017 12:23 PM

    Keep him.

  27. grogansheroes says: Mar 19, 2017 12:24 PM

    Mevi$ only cares about one thing. And he ain’t getting it from New England. This is fake “news.”

  28. projectshadow316 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:26 PM

    No way the Pats sign him again. The guy’s done, and any time he were to get on the field, it would legitimately weaken our defense.

  29. theringisthething says: Mar 19, 2017 12:27 PM

    Unless he comes incredibly cheap, I don’t want him. Not only was he terrible last year, but even when he played for the Pats I thought he dogged it on a lot of plays. I would take a highly competitive spirit and good talent (Malcolm Butler) over superior talent and somebody who waves bye-bye to an opponent as soon as they get half a step on him.

  30. nfloracle says: Mar 19, 2017 12:32 PM

    Been there, done that.

  31. ihatedansnyder says: Mar 19, 2017 12:34 PM

    Love it! Mevi$. Funny

  32. audio2sell says: Mar 19, 2017 12:36 PM

    PASS…
    Rather develop a player who actually appreciates the opportunity to be a Patriot.

  33. walker1191 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:37 PM

    It’s hard to imagine the Patriots would want to bring him back, or that he would be willing to come back for less than the august sum he believes he is worth.

    Like AP, I think Revis honestly believes someone is going to pay him 14 million or something crazy like that.

  34. qbarrel says: Mar 19, 2017 12:38 PM

    Nooooooo!

  35. FootballFan#572 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:39 PM

    “Just keep in mind you can throw any thought of converting him to safety out the window. Belichick has gone on record as saying Revis’ skillset doesn’t translate to safety, a position the Pats are quite strong at in any case.”

    Where did you get that? Is this how things go from speculation from a beat writer to an on the record “fact”?

    Not trying to be difficult but I really don’t think BB would go on the record with a comment like that.

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:39 PM

    He didn’t like working as hard as the Pats do the first time.

    But if he loses 20 pounds and will work hard to do his job its worth giving him an nfl minimum contract for the 90 man roster.

    It would be hilarious if he came back and played well for the Pats with the Jets paying most of his salary, and he went on to get another ring in NE. Especially if the Jets have another horrible season and miss the playoffs again.

  37. lizzzy321 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:42 PM

    I would hate that. After the way Revis treated us and what he had to say about Deflategate, I have no desire to see him on our team. I also hope that the SB ring he won with us, is a most unpleasant memory every time he looks at it.

  38. meathome472 says: Mar 19, 2017 12:44 PM

    “still wants to play because he’s a competitor” – ah NO.

    Look at his history. He’s never wanted to play for anything other than money.

    NE better off without him no matter the price.

  39. pauldeba says: Mar 19, 2017 12:45 PM

    If he doesn’t play this year, he’s done. if he plays for the league minimum, the Jets pick up the rest. If he has a good year, he could sign 2 years somewhere else for a few million each year. 2017 is dead for getting more money than the Jets are on the hook for, so it makes sense for him.

    League minimum money for the Pats may make sense, too. and if Revis pans out, Belichick can do it while the Jets are paying. That alone is worth giving this scheme a chance

  40. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 19, 2017 12:54 PM

    No no no!!
    we don’t need the drama, Revis Island is now Gilligan’s Island.

  41. sdchicken says: Mar 19, 2017 12:55 PM

    I’d take Malcom Butler over Revis at this point in their careers

  42. stinkymcmulligan says: Mar 19, 2017 12:56 PM

    Overrated primadonna

  43. A happy green parrot says: Mar 19, 2017 12:57 PM

    “There is talk” = there is talk among reporters writing on a low news day. Until we hear a statement from either camp that they are exploring it there is no talk really. In fact, hearing it from Revis’s camp is only so-so. Really need to hear from a Patriots source.

  44. bchap17 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:02 PM

    Pats fans complain now and when he was cleared of all charges, but if the Patriots end up signing him, it’ll be like Revis is 26 again and the best FA signing in NFL History.

  45. patsfan1820 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:03 PM

    I think the Patriots will take the same route the Seahawks took in Super Bowl 49 pass.

  46. inmisawa says: Mar 19, 2017 1:03 PM

    Hey, probably not a good pick up for the Pats but he’d be a great pick for the Chargers. They’ve pretty much botched every single thing they’ve done this offseason. Add Kaps as a backup to Rivers and we’re sure to have the number one pick in 2018!

  47. exinsidetrader says: Mar 19, 2017 1:06 PM

    NO ONE will pay him more than $6MIL.

    Only issue is if he wants to steal $6MIL or play for it with a winner that also gives him playoff performance bonus clauses.

  48. tb124president says: Mar 19, 2017 1:07 PM

    Sign him and stick it to the Jets…BB style.

  49. factpurveyor says: Mar 19, 2017 1:09 PM

    More likely a contingency player if he doesn’t make an NFL roster…the Patriots could bring him back if they lose a cornerback due to injury in training camp or a pre season game.

  50. streetyson says: Mar 19, 2017 1:09 PM

    Aye, Revis acted totally classlessly on his way out the door:
    1) He said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Pats were doing “stuff” like deflategate.
    2) And then sending his mommy to Kaft to pick up the supposedly completely tarnished SB ring from all the cheating he suggested, but studiously avoided actually claiming, might have happened.

  51. ItsMe says: Mar 19, 2017 1:12 PM

    Here is what Revis said about Deflategate (referenced in previous posts). I agree with those who say “there is NO WAY” Belichick brings him in after saying this…

    “Everybody’s blowing it up because it is Tom Brady,” Revis told the Daily News Wednesday in his first extended comments on the Deflategate fallout. “I understand that. But if (the NFL) feels he did the crime or he did something and they want to penalize them, then that’s that. (The Patriots) have a history of doing stuff. You can’t hide that.… Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past.”

  52. factpurveyor says: Mar 19, 2017 1:16 PM

    streetyson says:
    Mar 19, 2017 1:09 PM

    He said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Pats were doing “stuff” like deflategate.
    ———————————————————-
    Many people who were unable to understand 7th grade science shared that opinion.

  53. ariani1985 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:20 PM

    2 yard tom would drool for his services!

  54. factpurveyor says: Mar 19, 2017 1:26 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 1:20 PM

    2 yard tom would drool for his services!

    ————————————————————-
    “2 yard tom” is a term used by those who can’t count higher than 2.

  55. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Mar 19, 2017 1:30 PM

    They don’t do cup cakes in New England

  56. nhpats says: Mar 19, 2017 1:33 PM

    Revis was a solid player for the Pats. He played hard and caused no issues. If BB wants him back I’m sure he has a plan for him….even if it is merely to add depth for when others are injured. In Bill we trust.

  57. Patskrieg says: Mar 19, 2017 1:33 PM

    Neither of those articles even hint at talks within the Patriots facility about bringing Revis back. It’s over.

  58. patriots123456 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:34 PM

    Two yard Tom is a term used by people with only two brain cells that don’t talk to each other have left.

  59. papatoad says: Mar 19, 2017 1:36 PM

    So here’s what you do if you’re NE. Ask Revis how much he wants the chance to win a SB. If he wants it bad enough sign him for $1 and let the Jets pick up the rest of the tab for this year.

  60. tylawspick6 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:36 PM

    his last great year was 2009

    think about that

    why does this guy get so much attention
    so many years later?

    his last solid year was 2014

    he was either hurt or just solid from 2010-2013
    with a blown out acl in 2012.

    i can still see him grabbing his hammy after being
    dusted by moss in the end zone of week 2 in 2010.

    arguably the most overrated player in nfl history

    and he’s not a hall of famer either

    3 great years is not enough

  61. imodan says: Mar 19, 2017 1:38 PM

    Okay Pats fans, how much glee would it give us if Belichick kicked Revis to the curb on the final cut thereby hindering his chances to catch on with another team? Serves the backstabbing mercenary right!!

  62. papatoad says: Mar 19, 2017 1:41 PM

    papatoad says:
    Mar 19, 2017 1:36 PM

    So here’s what you do if you’re NE. Ask Revis how much he wants the chance to win a SB. If he wants it bad enough sign him for $1 and let the Jets pick up the rest of the tab for this year.

    and YES that is sarcasm!!:-)

  63. factpurveyor says: Mar 19, 2017 1:44 PM

    Would be nice for fans of the NFL if the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season was publicized prior to the 2017 NFL draft.

    Otherwise it will again appear like it did during the 2016 NFL Draft that Roger Goodell and the NFL took away Patriots draft picks in an effort to fix games.

  64. bradygirl12 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:44 PM

    No. Please hang on to Malcolm Butler. Revis’ best years are behind him.

  65. twinfan24 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:48 PM

    Every team ends up needing to use 4-5 CBs over the course of a season, even if only for a few plays. If NE thinks he still has anything left, and would be better than their other options for 4th or 5th CB, and he will play for little salary, then I could see them bringing him in. Or, maybe they just let him know they may have an interest if they have an injury during the season, and keep him in mind for later.

    Either way, it seems the Pats are gearing up for another run. Could this upcoming season really be Brady’s last run? I know he has said he wants to play longer, but another SB win could change that. Far be it from NE to play a little subterfuge.

  66. superpatsfan5 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:52 PM

    The team needs to get faster not slower. Revis isn’t even close to the quickest and fastest safety on the depth chart let alone corner. This is the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald going for clicks. I won’t even bother to read their stories so I want to thank ProFootballTalk for consolidating it so I don’t have to.

  67. illumination666 says: Mar 19, 2017 1:55 PM

    People be like, “Pats signed Darrelle Revis, good luck rest of league! Repeat! Bill is such a genius!”

  68. factpurveyor says: Mar 19, 2017 2:04 PM

    superpatsfan5 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 1:52 PM

    The team needs to get faster not slower. Revis isn’t even close to the quickest and fastest safety on the depth chart let alone corner.
    ———————————————————-
    The importance of speed was definitely noticed by BB during the 1st half of the Pats last 2 superbowls.

    Pats fans should keep their fingers crossed that corner back Jonathan Jones makes a jump and earns playing time. Jones ran a 4.28 40 at the 2016 NFL combine.

    Now compare that to Revis who posted Combine times of 4.40 and 4.39 seconds many years ago.

  69. wib22 says: Mar 19, 2017 2:06 PM

    Criminal record? belicheat on line 1.

    ******

    Donks are worse bud.

  70. tigerlilac says: Mar 19, 2017 2:08 PM

    Belichick has a history of brining in star players at the end of their career and it has been most successful on the defensive side of the ball.

    Revis fits those criteria but does he still have game? None of us know if he was healthy. Given all if the nickel and dime coverages there may be a role Belechick believes (or is willing to try) Revis and it may only be considered if Butler walks.

    As for his contract, two years with 2017 at $1 and 2018 at $2.5MM with a guaranteed $1MM.

  71. hutch2017 says: Mar 19, 2017 2:10 PM

    PATS love to connect themselves with controversy. Keep it up. They had a great season this year, but someday BRADY will get hurt or retire and Retreads like REVIS will not bring any more glory to Mr. Kraft and his list of Cheaters, (AARON Hernandez?(Murdere)?, Josh McDaniels, LaGarette Blount, Spygate, Deflate Gate, When will it end!!!. Probably never as long as the NFL allows it to go on.

  72. hamlet423 says: Mar 19, 2017 2:11 PM

    As a Jets fan, I would be stunned if this happened.

    I mean the film does not lie–Revis wasn’t just bad, he was miserable in both coverage, tackling and attitude.

    Revis was so bad it is hard to know if he can recover. I guess it depends if it was declining skills from age/time or him just not keeping in shape physically or mentally.

    If he gets back in shape and gets some fire back, could he have anything left in the tank? Not a lot of players at Cornerback rebound so late in their careers. And most GMs looked at his film and don’t think so–for a lot of NFL players the drop-off is that dramatic.

    It would be total Jets though if he does sign with patriots for peanuts and returns to form. I just don’t think he’d sign for peanuts and at his age, he isn’t getting another monster contract.

    It would be a much bigger shock if the patriots signed Geno Smith so they could trade Jimmy G for a bunch of picks.

  73. factpurveyor says: Mar 19, 2017 2:21 PM

    Hopefully Patriots corner back Jonathan Jones is spending his off season at the same training facility that Revis and Butler went to.

    Jones ran a 4.28 40 at the 2016 NFL combine.

  74. patfanken says: Mar 19, 2017 2:23 PM

    IF Butler is traded, then Revis becomes an option. Remember he wouldn’t have to be the Revis who played well in 2014, he’d just have to be as good as Logan Ryan in 2016.

    QUESTION – Even though he could sign for the minimum and let the Jets pay the balance, wouldn’t he count $6MM against the Pats cap?

  75. pondbridge says: Mar 19, 2017 2:26 PM

    He’ll end up on the Cowboys. Flash attracts flash.

  76. ladyjet says: Mar 19, 2017 2:28 PM

    I wonder how Tommy feel’s about this? Traitor.

  77. castlelong1 says: Mar 19, 2017 2:32 PM

    You forgot 1 other reason: Spite. I’m not saying he’d be right, but Revis might for some strange reason hate the Jets. Yes, he got lots of money from them and it is not a justifiable hate, etc. but people are not logical.

    How better to screw the jets than make them pay for a Patriots CB that beats them twice a year.

  78. audio2sell says: Mar 19, 2017 2:38 PM

    The only reason Bill brings him in is to cut him in training camp to send a message to the rest of the players.

  79. patriottony says: Mar 19, 2017 2:38 PM

    Except for a LB, OL, ,,,via the draft BB HAS EXACTLY the team he wants to take #6!!!!

  80. castlelong1 says: Mar 19, 2017 2:42 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 12:18 PM
    revis also believed goodell’s lies and called
    brady a cheater

    revis would in no way ever be welcome in
    foxboro ever again
    ___________
    Fans are irrelevant, besides, “Jets player spouts off about things he is ignorant about,” surprised you? 🙂

  81. factpurveyor says: Mar 19, 2017 2:47 PM

    hutch2017 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 2:10 PM

    Spygate, Deflate Gate, When will it end!!!.
    ————————————————————
    They ended before happening.

    • Although occasionally mentioned to this day by crybabies, it was almost 10 years ago that a camera needed to be moved a few feet to comply with a poorly worded memo. The Patriots received a lesson in human nature when they told a petty tyrant that his memo was poorly worded. The Patriots were subsequently over punished when that petty memo writing tyrant got to also be the judge and the jury.

    • The weather explained the drop in PSI for the Patriots footballs and the Colts footballs. Plus the more recent drop in PSI for the Steelers footballs. Footballs can be seen dropping PSI in a video posted online. Just search the popular online video site for the following title: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  82. yahdoood says: Mar 19, 2017 2:47 PM

    It’d be fun signing for league minimum just to stick it to the Jets.

  83. kissbillsrings says: Mar 19, 2017 3:15 PM

    Pats sign him to a 2 year contract fully back loaded….pay him the league minimum year 1 & the Jets have to pick up balance…. Then kick him to the curb year 2 & watch the Jets overpay for him again because he excelled as a Patriot again & gets a 2nd ring….
    Lol!!!

  84. greygooseandsprite says: Mar 19, 2017 3:34 PM

    Everyone’s forgetting how funny it would be for the jets
    To have to pay Revis 6mil while he plays and gets another ring
    With the pats. God the JETS front office sucks

  85. JaminJake says: Mar 19, 2017 3:40 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 1:36 PM
    his last great year was 2009

    think about that

    why does this guy get so much attention
    so many years later?

    his last solid year was 2014

    he was either hurt or just solid from 2010-2013
    with a blown out acl in 2012.

    i can still see him grabbing his hammy after being
    dusted by moss in the end zone of week 2 in 2010.

    arguably the most overrated player in nfl history

    and he’s not a hall of famer either

    3 great years is not enough

    —————–

    You’re right, but who didn’t Moss beat? Only person I can see rivaling Moss is Deion and even Bobby Bowden said Moss was simply a bigger Deion.

    Moss ran a 4.25 40 into the wind and has a gear that very seem to have, especially CBs.

  86. rockbot69 says: Mar 19, 2017 3:46 PM

    He’s moving to safety…. Book it – Skip Bayless

  87. chiefpontiac57 says: Mar 19, 2017 4:02 PM

    Signing Revis would be one way to neutralize the previous article: FREE AGENCY STRENGTHENS PATRIOTS’ STATUS AS SUPER BOWL FAVORITES

  88. thepopefromtv says: Mar 19, 2017 4:30 PM

    This story was probably planted by somebody in the Patriots organization to remind Revis he might’ve had a legitimate option to be part of a team in 2017 if he hadn’t burned that bridge like an idiot.

  89. trainwrecksryan says: Mar 19, 2017 4:32 PM

    Nah, we’ll pass. He hasn’t played on a professional team since he left the Pats the first time…

  90. ladiesandedelman says: Mar 19, 2017 4:42 PM

    I called this during the season that Revis would come back to the Patriots. I Guranatee you if he comes back he returns to his pro bowl self. Thing is with Revis is that he got complacent knowing he would never make the playoff he had nothing to play for. Now he has a chip on his shoulder, gets back into his old shape and should be fully recovered from his wrist injury. If they can they should sign him to a 2 year contract and have it incentive based. He got his money and nieces realizes hopefully that it’s not all about the money especially when your on a losing team. Imagine Revis and Gilmore and the Pats getting the 11th pick from the Saints. Pats would use that 11th pick and trade down and stack draft picks up for the next few years. Boom 💥

  91. eddiea25 says: Mar 19, 2017 4:50 PM

    Revis Island is deserted,and no longer inhabitable.

  92. pastabelly says: Mar 19, 2017 4:59 PM

    Revis wasn’t all that great in 2014. He was very good, but got torched in the playoff game against Baltimore by Smith and abused by Baldwin for a touchdown in the Super Bowl. It’s been a while since he has been great. As Marty Bennett would say, Revis got paid for being a Super Bowl champion.

  93. wahoo21 says: Mar 19, 2017 5:17 PM

    so kick the tires and offer him the minimum and make him a safety unless he just doesn’t want to tackle anybody
    The Pats get a a guy that can play…if he is motivated to play and the Jets pay his $$$$
    Just for sheer value of sticking it to the Jets….again

  94. exinsidetrader says: Mar 19, 2017 5:45 PM

    He bad-mouthed the team after he left and was just involved in a vicious assault on two people (that a “fall guy” took the fall for).

    Pass.

  95. maxisbest says: Mar 19, 2017 5:46 PM

    pastabelly says:
    Mar 19, 2017 4:59 PM
    Revis wasn’t all that great in 2014. …..abused by Baldwin for a touchdown in the Super Bowl.

    ——————————————–

    Sorry, watch the video; he didn’t get “torched” by Baldwin in the SB..Seattle ran a pick play on him using the rep; Baldwin ran him right into the rep…btw, Baldwin almost fell down before he caught the ball.

  96. superpatsfan5 says: Mar 19, 2017 6:41 PM

    Hutch2017….lol.

  97. nhpats says: Mar 19, 2017 6:43 PM

    pastabelly says:
    Mar 19, 2017 4:59 PM
    Revis wasn’t all that great in 2014. He was very good, but got torched in the playoff game against Baltimore by Smith and abused by Baldwin for a touchdown in the Super Bowl. It’s been a while since he has been great. As Marty Bennett would say, Revis got paid for being a Super Bowl champion.

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    Revis was not “torched by Baldwin” in the SB. Baldwin used the ref to pick Revis…. can’t blame Revis for that.

  98. somanywins says: Mar 19, 2017 7:24 PM

    The Patriots wanted Revis back, there was a large guarantee tied to their offer. The Jets was more. Never know what could have been.

  99. chieftaindawg says: Mar 19, 2017 7:39 PM

    He knows his role. It’s up to him..

  100. ygghh says: Mar 19, 2017 7:47 PM

    Waste of a roster spot. He stunk when it counted in NE before. He is slow old soft and lazy.

  101. tylawspick6 says: Mar 19, 2017 7:49 PM

    You’re right, but who didn’t Moss beat? Only person I can see rivaling Moss is Deion and even Bobby Bowden said Moss was simply a bigger Deion.

    Moss ran a 4.25 40 into the wind and has a gear that very seem to have, especially CBs.

    umm, moss was old in 2010 and his career was
    essentially over

    revis was completely torched on that play and
    bb would have moss dealt 2 weeks later

    i could see if moss was in his prime, sure

    the point is, revis is overrated and always was

    rex ryan and their desperate desire to be important
    on the nfl scene, was a big reason for that

    ny’ers always wildly overrate their own players

  102. jchemengr says: Mar 19, 2017 8:05 PM

    Revis has always made it very clear that playing football is all about the money. Nothing wrong with that, but it would be out of character for him to play for free.

  103. steeelfann0155 says: Mar 19, 2017 8:41 PM

    Steelers

  104. spreth1 says: Mar 19, 2017 8:49 PM

    I could see bringing him in for a John Lynch, Adrian Wilson sort of tour. Have him tell stories to the younger guys, show some technique, etc. I just don’t see him making the final 53 at this point.

  105. soverytiredoflies says: Mar 19, 2017 8:49 PM

    The price would have to be significantly lower than what the Jets are already paying him, so I doubt it will happen.

  106. graylingskies says: Mar 19, 2017 8:50 PM

    Revis was really the first high profile rent-a-player I can remember Bill bringing in. I wonder if Gilmore isn’t a younger version. DR is a hired gun who made no apologies for being all about the money. That said, guys, you all know Revis is a better player than he’s being given credit for here on PFT and he did play hurt and didn’t quit, at least until the lights on One Patriot Way were shut off. He’s a warrior. Too bad that he will always be a mercenary and will never fully embrace being identified with being a Patriot but he is who he is. He never pretended to be anything else. He’s genuine in that respect. I say thanks, man, and good luck to you Darrelle wherever you end up. I’m a bit curious about what’s going on with Bill right now. Where’s Blount and Butler? Come on, Bill. Get those two back in the fold. They are true Patriots. You owe them that.

  107. dudeicle says: Mar 20, 2017 12:48 AM

    Let me get this straight… if the Pat’s pay him 2, the Jets pay 4 or 0? If 4, what’s the problem??

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