Had a few opinions been different, it appears we’d be talking about Darrelle Revis‘ return to the New York Jets today – not the cornerback signing with the New England Patriots.
According to the New York Daily News, Revis preferred to sign with his former team, the New York Jets over the New England Patriots. However Rex Ryan was the only member of the Jets’ braintrust that wanted a Revis return.
Darrelle Revis compiled a wish list of the teams he wanted to sign with once he knew the Bucs were going to release him.
Here was the top of his Revis Island relocation list:
There was only one problem. Rex Ryan was the only one in the Jets’ hierarchy who wanted to execute a plan to create Revis 2.0.
So what was the issue? Why weren’t the Jets overly enamored with the thought of Revis returning to his former stomping grounds? It appears Revis’ multiple holdouts (something he’s well known to do) during his tenure with the Jets rubbed the front office/ownership the wrong way and they’d had enough of him and his antics.