Regardless of Revis, Jets seeking a new corner

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.com

As 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.




34 comments
johnpette
johnpette

@Brian_Bassett Pride wouldn't get in the way of a potential Revis return to the Jets. Past behavior would indicate that only money matters.

jroc
jroc

I'd love to hear that Idzik pitched TB on the idea of taking back their 4th rounder in exchange for Revis...

hazard2012
hazard2012

It is tantalizing to think of Revis returning to play for Rex, in a system ideal for his talents...with the Sons of Anarchy on the front end of the D.   Curious to see if #24 would take less money and a 'no-holdout or grousing' clause in a new contract to return to a new power rising in the East, and if Idzik would overlook the acrimony of the Revis trade and realize he'd be considered a bleepin' genius for managing to trade the best cover corner in the league, getting a beast like Richardson and another draft pick in return, and then getting Revis back!     That would be a sleight of hand act worthy of legend!  

jdb4
jdb4

Bring back Revis

Starz31
Starz31

Looks like the Pats are ready to re-up Talib. That would most likely take them out of the running for Revis. Seeing Revis on the Pats would be a tough pill to swallow, but I never believed they would pay him enough. They don't pay anyone enough,  not even Brady. 

will898
will898

Trade a 6th or 7th rounder for Revis. We have the cap room now and we don't have to pay a franchise QB for at least 3 more years. Even if Smith develops into one, we still have his rookie deal for 3 more years. By that time Revis won't be a top CB and we can renegotiate or cut him. With Revis on the team, we can keep an inexpensive Reed and continue to let Allen develop. We don't need an expensive Byrd/Ward with a Verner or Davis.


I think the Revis team expected the Bucs to either renegotiate or cut him after year one so they can get a contract with lots of guarantee money.  The Bucs trading him to the Jets will screw with their plans.  By trading for Revis for a late rounder, the Jets' control the situation and if he wants to hold out, the Jets can hang tough and not blink this time and this time around they can also franchise him (would be less than $16 million).  The $16 million per year may be a couple of million too much, but it may be worth it to control him in this way.

davem
davem

It would be awesome if the jets offered revis the most money... Just to see if he could swallow his pride. I mean it has always been just about the money, right darrelle?

Brendan
Brendan

It looks like Asomoah is going to Atlanta. 

kniff
kniff

I think I'll breath a sigh of relief if we just sign Verner... don't really want to que the Circus music man....

buckner
buckner

As much as I'd love to see him back, the potential risk of losing out on a top CB today, to wait on Revis is too big of a gamble.

Joseph Koll
Joseph Koll

I really hope the Jets are not being "USED" as leverage in contract talks.  Verner/Davis would be a great start to free agency.

Iain Bartholomew
Iain Bartholomew

I like to think I pick up on most things that get said and can filter the wheat from the chaff pretty well. These things are never certain till they're done, but if I had to bet now I'd have my money on Verner to the Jets and no interest in Revis whatsoever. The Jets just don't want to deal with Schwartz/Feinsod (not to mention the entourage: Gilbert, Geiger, etc.)

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo         No.  But I think everybody remembers going to two AFC championship games though. 

kniff
kniff

@Brendan  Where is the good old dislike button? I wanted Asamoah!! 


I can assume KC will want to lock down Schwartz then right?

Brendan
Brendan

@kniff  If I'm speaking honestly, I'd find some sick form of joy in the media gobbling up any rumor the agents feed them. The coverage would be so laughably one-sided it would only hurt Revis. Meanwhile Idzik would just stare through people's souls and say "I don't know." 

harold
harold

My hope is simply that they cast a wide net and ensure they get one of the 5 or 6 CB 's on the market who will upgrade the secondary.

I think we should be looking at TJ ward and Tarell Brown (insert your Cb here) Ward would be a long term deal. Brown would be an intermediate answer for 3 years. We could draft a CB next year and groom him to take over in 2017.

Brendan
Brendan

@Iain Bartholomew  Thinking about it last night, can you IMAGINE how bad it would be with Revis, Schwartz/Feinsod and Gilbert as NLFPA President? Good god that would be terrible. 

harold
harold

There is one cheap young starter out there everyone has forgotten about

Brendan
Brendan

@harold  Ward is an in-the-box safety, though, which is what Allen already excels at. He's a very different type of player to Byrd or Reed. 

Iain Bartholomew
Iain Bartholomew

@Brendan It would be horrendous. Revis is going to get his money though. By waiting till tomorrow he's got his pick of the CB needy teams that missed on Verner/Davis/etc. and are getting desperate.

harold
harold

Of course it is our main man Vlad. We can get for 3 years 3 million (at most) RG that gives us a solid young player and give money to sign our front 7 in the next few years

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @harold  He is...although he has the ability to do either.  In 2010 when paired with Abe Elam, he was the free safety.  In Rex's defense where the safeties can be interchangeable, an Allen-Ward partnership could work.  However, it would probably mean you're not getting the most impact for your money from Ward.

robbieb
robbieb

@Iain Bartholomew @BrendanCB needy teams?  I count 32 of them.  Re-uniting Revis Island with a Rex Defense that finally can rush 4 to the QB is a scary thought.  You have automatic top 3 rushing defense + schemes galore.  You can think picky about Revis potentially holding out but GUN TO YOUR HEAD and by that I mean PATS ABOUT TO INK #24 you would take your chance on Revis negotiation.

Bent
Bent moderator

@harold  Wow, only $2.4m a year?

Iain Bartholomew
Iain Bartholomew

@Brendan This is the problem. If Revis could be trusted to sign a fair, even slightly above market deal and stick to it then I'd be all for his return. It's obvious he's the best CB in the league by a distance. The problem is he wouldn't stick to it and there's no point trying to pretend like he would.

harold
harold

I think everyone here loves Revis the football player, but 13 million might be too much. I would say 5 years 12 million but with a even money each year so he does not feel underpaid. Unfortunately, I know it will only last until next year when Sherman gets paid

Brendan
Brendan

@Iain Bartholomew The idea of Revis back on the Jets has me salivating from an X's and O's standpoint. He and Rex are quite literally a perfect match for each other, but it's all the other stuff. 


Here's a scenario:

Revis @ $13 mil/5 years. You obviously run the risk he holds out when the salary cap hits $150 in two years. 

Verner @ $11.5 mill/5 years. 

Davis at $10 mil/4 years




When you lay it out, it's obvious that Revis is the best bang for the buck, but he's also the most likely to ruin your team with his bull.