Former New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis has a new NFL home. Revis signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday. The team announced the signing on Twitter.
We have signed free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 22, 2017
Naturally, the Chiefs visit MetLife Stadium for a meeting with the Jets next weekend. You truly can’t make this stuff up. Revis could line up against his former team Sunday after spending the entire 2017 season stuck in the NFL’s unemployment line.
We all know Revis’ history with the team by now. The 2007 first-round pick emerged as one of New York’s best defensive players in franchise history before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2013 NFL Draft after suffering a torn ACL in 2012. Revis went on to win a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots before re-joining the Jets on a five-year, $70 million deal.
Revis’ play regressed shortly after cashing in with the Jets. His second tenure ended after only two years when he was cut by the team last offseason. Revis is still collecting $6 million in guaranteed money from the Jets.
In other words, Revis is still receiving checks from the team he’s going to play in 10 days.
The Chiefs have one of the worst secondaries in the league statistically in 2017. Kansas City ranks 28th in the NFL with an average of 254 passing yards allowed per game. The Chiefs lack much depth outside of star cornerback Marcus Peters and are reeling without safety Eric Berry, who suffered a season-ending injury in September.
Revis could make his Chiefs debut against the team he made a name for himself with. This time, the Jets could be the beneficiaries against their former legend.