Darrelle Revis’ camp takes parting shot at Jets after signing with Tampa Bay

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) returns an interception during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Met Life Stadium. (William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports)

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) returns an interception during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Met Life Stadium. (William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports)

Sunday was a huge day in the life of Darrelle Revis. Even after missing out on the majority of the 2012 season with a torn ACL, the star corner signed the richest contract for a defensive back in NFL history after the Jets traded him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In return for sending Revis to Tampa Bay, the Jets received the 13th-overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft and a conditional fourth-round selection for next year.

While a first-round pick is nice, the haul New York brought back in return for Revis is underwhelming. A source close to the corner made it clear what he thinks of Revis’ now-former organization.

“The organization is not committed to winning,” a source close to Revis told the Daily News on Sunday.

It is only one small sentence, but the words absolutely speak volumes. The only reason why NFL teams exist, in terms of fans and players, is to win games.

The Miami Marlins have turned off the entire city, dumping player salaries in order to save money, presumably for themselves. Their excuse is that Miami is not a baseball town and they are currently losing money.

However, New York is the single largest market in the nation. In the time it has taken the Jets to fall apart, the team they share a stadium with, the Giants, have won two Super Bowls.

Now, without Revis patrolling the defensive backfield, it is going to be even longer until the Jets win a ring — and that is without a doubt a huge problem.

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  • JetsJerk

    I disagree! Parting ways with our best player is exactly why NY is commited to making the team better and winning. Without Revis the defensive backfield held their own rather well last year. It is the linebackers that we need help with, not the corners. Sure we’ll miss Revis, but the cost to keep him is too high.

  • Buc nation

    Your kidding right , jets r worst team in league hands down , have no identity , and are only getting worse fast

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SKBFOHNFOZ3RDT5MDB36MFI6BY Otis

    It was already going to be a LONG season for us Jets fans. Now it’s going to be a REALLY LONG season.

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  • ralebird

    As a longtime fan of the SameoldJets, I agree 100% that “the organization is not committed to winning”. I can’t remember the last time it was or had the front office and coaching staff that could get it done if the oowner made the commitment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnny.da Johnny Da

    Oh stop it! Jets and any loser team when you lose they have a million headlines saying the same junk. Jets got too old and did not draft WR’s for Sanchez to help him grow instead brought him down. Revis agent is the worst who makes him so much better? He mad Revis sign a bogus no bonus contract worth 18 million a year *which in any point of time can be cut if he hurts the same leg* and his sallary lowers after the 36 million if he makes it next year. PLEASE DO YOUR JOB BEFORE YOU BASH THE JETS.

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