Head Coach Rex Ryan: ‘I Assume Darrelle Revis Will Retire A Jet’
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - How long will three-time All-Pro Darrelle Revis be playing football at MetLife Stadium?
Head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum expect him to don the green and white in New Jersey for a long, long time.
The superstar cornerback is out this season with a torn knee ligament which he suffered in the Jets’ Week 3 win over the Dolphins. But that won’t dissuade the Jets’ decision-makers from trying to ink the 27-year-old to a long-term contract, according to Newsday.
“Do I assume that Darrelle Revis will retire a Jet? I do,” Ryan told the newspaper. “That’s something that I believe. Obviously, both sides have got to come together, but from my perspective I think the Jets want Darrelle here. And I think Darrelle wants to be a Jet. That right there is probably the biggest thing in having a guy long-term here.”
But before the Jets throw a ton of money his way, the organization wants to ensure that the former first-round pick recovers successfully from the surgery that he’s expected to undergo in the coming weeks, Newsday reported. The Jets are confident that Revis will be back at full strength for next season.
“Right now, our focus is putting forth the necessary resources to help him make a full recovery,” Tannenbaum said. “It’s always been our hope that Darrelle would be a Jet for life.”
The four-time Pro Bowler signed a four-year, $46 million deal with New York in 2010. He made $32.5 million in the first two years of the deal and is currently making $7.5 million in his lost season. As for 2013, the 2009 AFC Defensive Player of the Year will make a $3 million salary and will take home a $3 million roster bonus. He’ll be a free agent after that.
Before his season concluded in devastating fashion, the sixth-year player recorded 11 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception in two games.
Should the Jets throw a ton of money at Revis after the 2013 season, or is he just too injury prone? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…