Jets CB Darrelle Revis told SNY’s Loud Mouths that a number of teams other than the Jets and Patriots that expressed interest in him before the start of free agency.
“(It) was the Packers, Steelers, Baltimore as well as Cleveland, the Chiefs, the Jets and also the Pats, so there was a number of teams there,” Revis said, via NFL.com. “I sat down and had conversations with (them) to see if we could work something out.”
Reports in the days leading up to the free agency said that the Packers, Chiefs, and Browns could be in the mix for Revis, but this is the first we’ve heard about the Steelers and Ravens.
According to Revis, the Patriots had some options to retain him, but it sounds like they weren’t willing to come close to the Jets‘ offer.
“You know they had the opportunity, they had a number of options to do a number of things,” Revis said. “I had an option for $20 million they could have picked up and they didn’t decide to which is fine. They tried to negotiate another deal so you know that was just something I had to go through as well.”
Revis ultimately signed a five-year, $70 million contract that included $39 million guaranteed with the Jets after the Patriots decided not to pick up his option.