As we approach the 2016 season, we are going to profile the players on the roster. Today we look at Darrelle Revis.
Name: Darrelle Revis
Year With Jets: 8th
Projected Role: Number one cornerback
His 2015: Revis returned to the Jets on a $70 million contract two seasons after being traded to Tampa Bay. He was elected to his seventh Pro Bowl while allowing the lowest completion percentage in the league and the third lowest passer rating against. Unlike past seasons, Revis did show some signs of being human, allowing a pair of big games, one to DeAndre Hopkins and another to Sammy Watkins in the season finale. In the grand scheme of things, having two bad days at the office against receivers of this caliber hardly makes the season unsuccessful. It is a sign that Revis Island is no longer impenetrable the way it was in his younger days.
2016 will be a success if: Revis remains in the top echelon of cornerbacks in the league. The best cornerback in the game belt is gone. It now belongs to Patrick Peterson. The Jets don't necessarily need Revis to be the best cornerback in the league. They do, however, need him to be a guy they can trust to hold up on an island consistently, even if it means putting him on the other team's number two guy and doubling the top guy from time to time. If he shows any further slippage, the team does have an escape hatch from his contract that would leave a lot of dead money but also would create a bunch of cap space for 2017.
Odds of making the roster: Lock (>99%)