Darrelle Revis announced this summer that he was “going to play until the wheels fall off.”
The Jets cornerback’s decline is due, in part, to his questionable drive and lack of commitment and discipline to maintain his body.
“He’s done,” a Revis confidant told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “If he had his way, he’d be done right now. He doesn’t want to play anymore. He’s made a lot of money.”
Although it’s impossible to get inside Revis’ head, people close to him sense that the guy, who once ate, slept and breathed football is gone forever, replaced by this sad version.
While he can’t say for certain what Revis is thinking, the Revis confidant put the cornerback’s season this way: “He tanked it.”
Revis has waxed poetic about his love for this franchise. He wanted to be a “Jet for life.” He was supposedly downright giddy about “coming home” after two seasons in Tampa and New England.
The Jets will have to make a decision on Revis’ future by the second day of the 2017 league year (March) when a non-guaranteed $2 million roster bonus is due.
Revis has suggested that he’s amenable to moving to safety in the future, but there’s no guarantee that the Jets would want to pay him $6 million to play a new position and he’d actually be a good safety given that he’s repeatedly shied away from contact this season.