On Wednesday afternoon, in a move that many eventually saw coming, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released cornerback Darrelle Revis after just one season spent with the organization. Revis is now on the open market, and one of the potential suitors for his services has been the New York Jets, which would be nearly an instant reunion with Rex Ryan and crew.
According to a New York Post report on Tuesday night, before today’s release, it’s reported that Revis would “love” to have a reunion with his former team in New York.
"Cornerback Darrelle Revis would “love” to come back to the Jets and to play for coach Rex Ryan again, according to a source. The Buccaneers are expected to either trade or release Revis by 4 p.m. Wednesday. If no trade is worked out, Revis will be a free agent. The source emphasized Revis never wanted to leave New York and always said he wanted to be a Jet for the rest of his career. The Jets were unwilling to pay Revis the $16 million per year he was looking for and traded him to Tampa Bay last April."
With the release now, this outcome seems very likely, although the Jets may have some stiff competition from the New England Patriots who may make a hard push for Revis after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos.