One week away from accruing a $12 million roster bonus in New England, the future of cornerback Darrelle Revis remains unclear.
On the move?
The Patriots, nor Revis, have commented in recent weeks regarding a return for the player in 2015 and as such other franchise's are making plans should the veteran enter free agency on March 10.
That includes former team the New York Jets who, according to The New York Daily News, have held discussions about making "a push" for Darrelle Revis - owner Woody Johnson championing the move.
Per the report:
"The Daily news has learned that Johnson has been involved in serious internal discussions with Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan to make a push for perennial All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis if/when he becomes a free agent next week."
Despite helping the Patriots to a Super Bowl win last season it looks unlikely that the New England franchise will extend Revis' one-year deal. The $20 million overall option bonus the daunting factor.
All this leaves the door open for New York, and seeing Revis return to the Jets - the Patriots' fierce rivals, and a team Revis starred for between 2007-2012 - would be something of a coup for the front office. Moreover it would be the perfect way for the franchise to rekindle excitement in the team amongst disillusioned supporters.
Whether Revis would be willing to rejoin a team who traded him away in 2013 in a move that left relationships strained remains to be seen however. With former GM John Idzik now gone though there is reason to believe a deal could happen. And clearly Woody Johnson has changed his tune too.
A couple of months after admitting he'd love to have Revis back, the owner has taken the next steps in planning for a move by holding these discussions with the new GM.
Should Revis hit the free agency market in one week's time then the Jets find themselves in a great position to turn proposals into reality.
Unlike many teams likely to be chasing the cornerback, the Jets have salary room to spare without a franchise quarterback in place.
Ala the Seattle Seahawks in recent seasons, the Jets new staff could opt to jack up their defense safe in the knowledge they aren't paying any man under center $100 million.
That means, after two seasons with two different teams, the Jets could theoretically offer Darrelle Revis a place to call home for several seasons once again.
What do you think Jets fans? Can you really bring back the former face of the franchise, and do you want to? Patriots meanwhile, should you let Revis Island out of New England? Let us know in the comments section below...