Jets owner Woody Johnson is eager to have CB Darrelle Revis back with the team and will do nearly anything to get him back.
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is reportedly working to convince new GM Mike Maccagnan to strongly pursue CB Darrelle Revis if he hits free agency this month.
Rafa Benitez rejects new Napoli deal as he targets Liverpool return
(Video) Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao start training camps for super-fight
(Images) Ana Ivanovic joins fellow tennis stars in fancy dress: Serbian stunner poses in leather Cat Woman costume
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Johnson “has been involved in serious internal discussions” with Maccagnan to make a serious push for Revis if and when he becomes available.
The New England Patriots have less than a week to pick up a $20 million option on the All-Pro CB in order to prevent him from becoming a free agent. For the New York Jets, the team with the second highest amount of cap space in the upcoming free agency period, they would appear more than capable of bringing Revis into the fold.
Revis played for the Jets from 2007 until 2012, making four Pro Bowls and two First-Team All-Pro selections while earning the status of the best CB and perhaps the best defender in the NFL. But the Jets traded Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013.
The following year, Revis became a free agent and signed with the Jets rivals the New England Patriots, being named to his third All-Pro selection and helping the Patriots win a title in Super Bowl XLIX.
The day he fired former GM John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan, Johnson admitted that one of his big regrets was not pursuing Darrelle Revis in the 2014 free agency period. He also added that he was very interested in getting Revis back on the Jets – a statement that promptly resulted in the Patriots filing tampering charges against Johnson and the Jets.