Yesterday the New York Jets announced that they planned to release CB Darrelle Revis, arguably the best cornerback the Gang Green ever had and the best corner in the league back in his prime. This was truly a no brainer move by the Jets, as Revis' play has dramatically declined in recent years. The player, who was once called the "Revis Island", kept getting burned deep time after time throughout last season.
Revis' hefty price tag of $15.3M for next season pretty much sealed Revis' fate with the Gang Green. The Jets are cutting their losses after making a huge mistake back in 2015 when they brought the aging cornerback back with a $75M contract for 5 years. The team cleared $9.3M in cap space by cutting Revis.
The Jets drafted Revis at #14 overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played 8 seasons for the Gang Green, intercepting 25 passes and returning 3 of them for touchdowns. He also had 111 passes defended, the most in Jets history. Revis was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, made the Pro Bowl 7 times and is also a 4-time First team All-Pro..