With all the hype around free agent Tim Tebow, it’s the Jets defense that should be getting all the attention. Year after year, barring the occasional aberration, the New York Jets produce a quality defense, thanks to all-pro cornerback Darrelle Revis . Now, the team is down one star defender; Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will be out for the year after tearing his ACL. Revis is currently signed to a 4 year, $46 million dollar contract that covers him until 2013; the Jets and coach Rex Ryan now have to decide if they want to put their faith in a 28-year-old’s ability to recover from a massive knee operation or if they want to cut ties with him now and spare themselves the cap hit.
“If the Jets won’t negotiate in good faith and pay him based on him being the most dominant defensive player in the game, then he would just become an unrestricted free agent,” said an unnamed NFL agent. ”It’s all about how much do you think your client is going to come back. From everything I’ve heard about Revis, he’s a hard worker. He’s that type of guy. You’re taking a risk either way because if he comes back and is the Revis and you took the team’s (reduced) offer, then you did him a huge disservice.”
So yeah, it’s a tough choice. I’m sure the Jets fanbase is tweeting their displeasure from the stands as we speak, assuming they’re not doubled over with tears. I’m sure no matter what move they make, it will be the wrong one.
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