Brian Costello of the New York Post writes today that regardless whether Revis would be an option for the Jets, the team is working to bring in at least one of the league’s top corners.
The Jets are believed to already be far down the road with an unknown cornerback in free agency. The belief in league circles is the Jets will land either Titans Pro Bowler Alterraun Verner or Colts free agent Vontae Davis. The Jets have been in talks with both, according to sources, and are said to be committed to landing one of them.
Verner spoke glowingly of the Jets in an interview with Adam Schein on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio on Monday.
“[Playing for Rex and the Jets] could be a [great fit],” Verner said. “Revis and [Antonio] Cromartie both thrived in that system.”
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comAs Costello outlines in the lede of his story, Revis returning to the Jets is possible in the never say never NFL. But I do think the likelihood of Revis tucking his tail between his legs and coming back to New York is something that I won’t expect he would do, even if it meant taking less money elsewhere.
The Jets have Dee Milliner, their first rounder for whom the lights seemed to click on at the end of last year, in addition to Kyle Wilson, one of the better slot corners in the NFL. The team will feel secure in their depth with Darrin Walls, Ellis Lankster and the possibility that Aaron Berry might return. Adding a player like Verner or Davis would be an excellent way to rebuild their secondary quickly even at the rather pricey cost.
If Verner or Davis do come to New York, there is every likelihood that Rex Ryan and the Jets can tailor the system to feature them as players, making good players even better on Sundays.