Darrelle Revis says his decision to return to the Jets was a “no-brainer”

By SI Wire
March 12, 2015

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said the decision to sign with the team with which he spent his first six NFL seasons was a “no-brainer” and not about securing a lucrative contract.

Revis signed a five-year, $70 million contract with $39 million guaranteed after spending last season with the New England Patriots, helping them win a Super Bowl. Revis will take home $48 million in the first three years of the deal.

"The bigger decision for me was to come back home," Revis said. "I have a history with the Jets. I felt like it was a no-brainer."


“I still feel that way,” Revis added. “That was probably one of the big reasons to really come back home, because I still have that mindset.”

New England declined a $20 million option on Revis for 2015 as he would have counted $25 million against the team’s salary cap.

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The Jets will have a new-look secondary next season with the addition of Revis and former Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine, who agreed on a four-year deal worth $25 million. The team is also reportedly in serious discussions to bring back cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who was Revis’s teammate for three seasons in New York. Cromartie played last season with the Arizona Cardinals.

“I’m going to get in contact with him very soon here,” Revis said of Cromartie, “and try to convince him to hopefully come back and join our Batman-and-Robin tandem we had a couple of years ago.”

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