But the veteran cornerback doesn’t yet seem to be considering walking away.
Revis is training in South Florida and remains hopeful that he’ll catch on with a new team for the 2017 campaign, Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reports.
Naturally, after a year in which his physical abilities appeared to fall off a cliff, many wondered whether the future Hall of Famer was done. A drop-off in speed is, of course, difficult to overcome for aging defensive backs.
The hope for Revis will be that losing some weight or making the switch to safety, or perhaps even both, would afford him the opportunity to extend his NFL career.
What remains unclear is whether any teams, either with their current rosters or when injuries strike in training camp, have seen enough to be confident in what the 31-year-old can still bring to the table. And as Cole reiterates, there’s little-to-no financial benefit for Revis to sign this year.
Offset language involved in his Jets contract stipulates that the salary in any “prove it” deal is to be deducted from the $6 million he’s earning from New York this season. In other words, unless a team offers up more than that total, he won’t increase his earnings by playing.
Revis managed just one interception and five passes defensed across 15 starts in 2016.
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