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.