Why is there buzz surrounding Darrelle Revis potentially signing with Patriots?
|03.19.17 at 1:26 pm ET|
As soon as charges were dropped against Darrelle Revis in a Pittsburgh court last week, many started to connect him to signing with the Patriots as a way to get his career back on track.
It raises the question, why are the Patriots the team he’s connected to?
First off, he wouldn’t cost much at all considering the Jets have to pay him $6 million, so any team that signs him would not need to give him a big contract with what he’s already getting from the Jets. The Patriots and Bill Belichick love value and Revis’ situation certainly gives him good value to any team that potentially signs him.
Secondly, playing for the Patriots would likely get Revis’ career back on track.
Currently, the 31-year-old is at the lowest point of his career coming off his worst season ever and then having the legal situation hanging over his head. A productive season in New England, likely going deep into the playoffs, would get his career back on track and have teams wanting his services once again. Of course, this is all dependent on Revis putting the work in again (unlike last year with the Jets), which he says he is willing to do.
Also, by playing for Belichick and the organization in 2014, Revis knows the Patriots’ system well and Belichick knows how to use him best.
There’s nothing to suggest the Patriots are actually interested in Revis, but it can be seen why rumors are out there of him signing with the Patriots to get his career back on track.
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