The Patriots Got Revis

03.12.14 4 years ago 102 Comments

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Credit where it’s due: the Patriots landed Darrelle Revis, a top corner they absolutely had to have after losing Aqib Talib to the Broncos. Revis’ contract with New England is reportedly a one-year deal worth $12 million, which is less than what the Pats would have had to pay Revis had they pulled a trade with Tampa before Revis was released. And this way, New England didn’t have to surrender any draft picks on top of it.

While Revis might have been overshadowed by Richard Sherman in public perception as the best cornerback in the game in 2013, according to some metrics, Revis was still right among the best in the game, despite being relegated by Tampa’s coaching staff to zone coverage, which is away from his strength as a pure cover guy.

While we all will suffer as a result of this, as usual Jets fans will suffer the most, having to see their former star don the uniform of their sworn enemy. If it’s any consolation, it appears that the worst Revis can do to the Jets is take away James Jones, if the Jets can manage to sign him Eric Decker, who the Jets signed late Wednesday night. Actually pretty clever to make Revis have to cover a white receiver when the Pats play the Jets to take all the fun out of it for Boston fans.

UPDATE: For what it’s worth, Revis business manager is saying no deal has been finalized, though multiple reports are now saying it is done.

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