Could Darrelle Revis come home to Pittsburgh?

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Regardless of the outcome of his criminal case in Pittsburgh, the Jets still have a decision to make about cornerback Darrelle Revis. They already owe him $6 million fully guaranteed for 2017; if he’s on the roster on March 10, they’ll owe him another $2 million in the form of a roster bonus.

As Brian Costello of the New York Post explains it, the Jets ultimately need to make a football decision about Revis — especially since the criminal case seems to be a bit on the flimsy side. If they cut him, he’ll become a free agent.

So how about returning home to Pittsburgh, for reasons other than a court date? The Steelers were one of the teams reportedly interested in Revis two years ago, along with the Browns, Packers, Chiefs, and Ravens.

Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the Steelers shouldn’t want Revis. Based on how he played last year, that’s easy to understand. But what if a change of scenery, a return home, a new position (safety), and a desire to prove the doubters wrong (you know, those who had the audacity to notice that he didn’t play well last year) gives him the kick in the pants he needs as he enters the twilight of his career?

There’s another potential benefit for joining the Steelers. With a criminal case pending in Pittsburgh and with the local legal system apparently inclined to throw a bone to the locals who play with pigskins, becoming a Steeler could help Revis get the same kind of discretion exercised in his favor that Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter recently enjoyed.

31 responses to “Could Darrelle Revis come home to Pittsburgh?

  1. He looks finished, but it is admittedly hard to be sure since Jets uniforms operate like permanent video game debuffs.

  2. It would be great if the Steelers signed him. It’s one more d back on the Steelers Brady could torch.

  3. Not saying Mike Mitchell / Sean Davis are world beaters, but why in the world would you take a 32 yr old (and declining) CB and switch him to safety when you have a 2nd round pick on his way up playing 1 safety position, and a “solid” vet playing the other?

    Only way they replace Davis OR Mitchell right now is if they have some random Pro-Bowler fall into their lap for cheap. AKA, not gonna happen.

  4. Revis doesn’t have the heart to be Steeler. This is a man whose allegiance is self-admittedly to dollar signs. Not exactly the type of influence you want on a young secondary on one of the league’s most storied franchises. He’s exactly where he belongs, with he and Woody Johnson totally deserving of each other.

  5. Well the Packers certainly aren’t interested anymore. Guarantee they will never take a player in a free agent player with pending criminal case. Cant say the same for the Steelers though!…or the Bengals…Cowboys…49ers.

  6. “With a criminal case pending in Pittsburgh and with the local legal system apparently inclined to throw a bone to the locals who play with pigskins, becoming a Steeler could help Revis get the same kind of discretion exercised in his favor that Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter recently enjoyed.”

    No matter what team Revis is with he has the re$ources to ensure a favorable outcome in the legal system. Being a Stealer would help with league discipline though. Normally being a Jest would as well but since the ‘right’ league punishment might get the Jests off the hook for some or all of that guaranteed money a ‘fair’ punishment might more probably than not look different in this instance.

  7. I wouldn’t write Revis off just yet. You never know how a fresh start can get the fire roaring again. I still remember when everyone wrote off Randy Moss back in 2006.

    Maybe he’s done? Maybe he’s not?

  8. He could be a situational role player at this point in his career but would he work for situational role player money? I doubt it. He’ll get someone to overpay or he won’t play at all.

  9. Any NFL team would be crazy to sign Revis for anything other than the league minimum at this point. Can’t imagine Revis would go for that but who knows. I guess it only takes one team to overpay.

  10. “Youth movement underway in the Steelers secondary”, talk about wishful thinking from the Burg’s fans. Amusing.

  11. Maybe the stealers doesn’t want any players from New England, but the Patriots will take anybody from any team that can help them win, you ignorant trolls just keep suffering from envy and jealousy.

  12. trybhumble says:
    Feb 21, 2017 1:11 PM
    “Youth movement underway in the Steelers secondary”, talk about wishful thinking from the Burg’s fans. Amusing.
    _______________________

    Of the 4 starters, two players were rookies last year, 1 that was a 2nd year player, and Mike Mitchell as a 29 yr old vet. If they can get ANYTHING from Senquez Golson, it will be another young talented player added.

    So yeah, “youth movement” is pretty accurate.

  13. I disagree with many of the posters. I think Revis would be a huge sign for the steelers. He wasn’t what he was , but he was good for the Pats a couple yrs ago. Last yr I think he was hurt, and just lost interest. The Jets we’re a dysfunctional mess, as usual. DB has held this steeler team hostage for yrs. But, he won’t play for peanuts. That’s who he is. The Steelers have cap room; until they pay Brown, Bell and some of the other guys. Big veteran upgrade, IMO

  14. His level of play concerns me less than the fact that he does not fit their system. Revis’ strength is press man coverage. In Tampa, he didn’t play that, and his performance dropped (still a great corner, but not nearly as effective as before by a long shot). That added to his physical condition now makes me wary of a move if it happened.

  15. As long as the stealers secondary can’t cover their own shadows (see AFCCG) doesn’t matter if they are college players, right now they stink, whatever you say it is wishful thinking.

  16. Nice to know that law enforcement in Pittsburgh gives special treatment to Steeler players. What a corrupt city!

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