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No Plans To Move Revis To Safety in 2016

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NFL: New York Jets at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

With Marcus Gilchrist being lost for the season and the continued struggles of Darrelle Revis at cornerback, Todd Bowles was asked if the Jets have considered moving Revis to safety in 2016.

On considering giving Darrelle Revis playing time at safety in the final three games…

No.

On why he wouldn’t play Revis at safety…

He’s playing corner.

On how he thinks Revis would do at safety…

That’s not a thought process right now. That’s something we may talk about in the offseason. It isn’t going to happen the next three games.

That’s not exactly a surprise, the Jets have already committed to playing Rontez Miles and Calvin Pryor at safety following the injury to Gilchrist. It’s interesting to see that this may be a conversation the team comes back to in the off-season. The Jets are trying to get a read of what they have in Darryl Roberts and Juston Burris, but I don’t think it’s any secret that we’ll need to see an influx of talent at this position going forward.

Revis can’t possibly return to the Jets at his current salary. As one of the worst rated CB’s this year, Revis has experienced the worst statistical year of his football career, I found it extremely strange that the 49’ers failed to target him in the passing game on Sunday, that’s just one example of why they’re currently 1-12 however. The Jets don’t have a lot of cap room to play with (as things stand), so bringing back an ageing CB who’s shown an inability to cover for $15 million isn’t an option.

What the Jets do with Revis will be one of the most interesting storylines to watch this off-season.