Darrelle Revis was the crown jewel in this year’s free agency period in the NFL and after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released the former All-Pro cornerback after trade attempts failed, he had his choice of teams in the NFL to pick.
The five-time pro bowler ultimately picked the New England Patriots, where he will receive $12 million in 2014, and he explained his reasoning today on a conference call with the media.
Darrelle Revis: “My thing is all about winning. I want to win. What better organization than the New England Patriots to be a part of?”
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 17, 2014
The Patriots certainly presented a greater chance of winning than the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets who were reportedly interested in trading of signing the five-time pro bowler, but he also had interest from the Denver Broncos who Revis turned down to return to the northeast and who beat the Pats in the AFC Championship Game in 2013.