Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Jets owner Woody Johnson has been involved in “serious internal discussions” with new GM Mike Maccagnan about making a run at CB Darrelle Revis in free agency.
This is, of course, assuming that Revis is even available to field offers from prospective teams, as the Patriots have said that would like to retain him, and have a team option if they want to go that route.
Overall, the expectation is and has been that New England will pass on exercising Revis’ $20 million option bonus, which will make him a free agent. There’s still time to work out a long-term contract before the start of free agency, but there hasn’t been any reported progress in recent days.
Revis, 29, put together an impressive first year in New England, which could result in another sizable contract for the six-time Pro Bowler.
In 2014, Revis recorded 47 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a recovery and 14 pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has Revis rated as the No. 4 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.
We have Revis listed as the No. 2 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.