The Patriots scored their game-winning touchdown against the Jets on a pass to wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who was being trailed by cornerback Darrelle Revis on an out pattern that got Mitchell just inside the end zone.
It was the second touchdown catch of the game for Mitchell and he was being covered by Revis on both of them. Revis said the team’s scheme called for him to protect inside because there was no safety help with the Jets bringing a heavy blitz, but the result continued a season-long trend that’s seen the Jets cornerback on the wrong side of matchups with receivers far more often than in the past.
That’s led to questions about whether Revis will be back for another year with the Jets. They can save $9 million under the cap by parting ways with Revis under his current deal or they could look for a pay cut, something Revis wouldn’t speculate about after the loss.
“It’s [management’s] decision,” Revis said, via NJ.com. “Everyone has their individual decision. That being said, every year there are different roster changes. You have to see. We’ll see how it goes.”
The Jets will have plenty of work to do this offseason with or without Revis in the fold and his play has made it increasingly difficult to see him remaining on the team under his current deal.