Several great cornerbacks have eventually had to make the transition to safety later in their careers.
Charles Woodson, Rod Woodson, Ronde Barber, Aeneas Williams, Jason Sehorn, Ronnie Lott and Antrel Rolle were all initially cornerbacks before moving to safety for the latter stages of their careers.
It’s a switch New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis could have to make sooner than later as well. However, it won’t be this season.
“It’s not a thought process right now,” Jets head coach Todd Bowles said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “It’s something we might talk about in the offseason. It ain’t gonna happen over the next three games.”
The Jets could use help at safety following the season-ending injury suffered by Marcus Gilchrist last week. And with the Jets having little to play for, giving Revis a chance at a new position in a three-week audition could have made some sense. Instead, the Jets will have to determine whether the move makes sense for 2017.