New England Patriots Rumor: Darrelle Revis Could End Up In New England
Cornerback Darrelle Revis had his case dropped in a Pittsburgh court last week, and now many have started to connect him to signing with the New England Patriots as a way to get his career back on track.
With the Patriots seemingly moving on from Malcolm Butler there is a real potential for Revis to sign with New England. 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 like to see value and Revis’ situation certainly gives him good value to any team that potentially signs him.
For Revis rejoining with Belichick and the Patriots is a way for the once elite corner to get his career back on track. 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, which he says he is willing to do.
Belichick used Revis properly back in 2014 and that fact could lead him to pick New England over another team that might be interested in his services. The question now is weather the Patriots actually would be interested in the free agent corner. With Stephon Gilmore, Eric Rowe, Malcolm Butler, and Cyrus Jones on the roster the Patriots at the moment have no room to add another corner unless they truly are moving on from Malcolm Butler. The latest Butler rumor had him pegged as staying in New England though given the cost to acquire him from the Patriots.
With Logan Ryan departing via free agency a good chunk of playing time is up for grabs, but you have to figure with all that money going towards Gilmore he will be the primary recipient of Ryan’s reps.
Revis could find his way in New England once more, if they move on from Butler that is, with Butler there doesn’t seem to be any room for Revis unless Belichick decides to dump another on of his corners which seems highly unlikely at this point.