Darrelle Revis Went to the Jets for the Money, and That’s OK

Former New England Patriots Darrelle Revis signed with the New York Jets this week (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Former New England Patriots Darrelle Revis signed with the New York Jets this week (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Former New England Patriots Darrelle Revis signed with the New York Jets this week (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

 

(USA Today) – Cornerback Darrelle Revis shocked NFL fans this week when he announced he was leaving the team that he just won a Super Bowl with, the New England Patriots, and would be returning back to division rivals New York Jets.

In a conference call on Wednesday, Revis said the decision was more about love than money.

“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.”

As USA TODAY Sports columnist Jarrett Bell pointed out, that’s an easy thing to say when the Jets offer you a 5 year, $70 million contract with $39 million guaranteed, a larger contract than any other team offered.

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