I get the impression that Jets Cornerback Darrelle Revis loves football. Seems an obvious statement, but I mean really loves football. So it’s no surprise that he would be open to transitioning to the safety position in the future if it meant prolonging his career.
Revis turned 31 last month and was accused last year of losing a step or two. Some have put this down to his age, some have suggested that the wrist injury that required surgery this off-season was the culprit. Personally I think it may be a combination of the two.
I love Revis, he has been one of the greatest CB’s to ever play the game. His legacy has already been cemented and his place in history is safe. However there will come a time where a decision will have to be made. When he’s not quite as effective on the outside as he once was.
The obvious move would be to switch him to safety, a possibility that Revis is open to
"There's probably a conversation in the future regarding me maybe moving my position, maybe to safety or doing some other things."
To make the switch to safety a success, you have to be able to read the game well and be a sure tackler. Personally I don’t see any problems for Revis and I imagine his transition would be as successful as Charles Woodson’s.
However that’s a conversation for a year or two down the line. Revis is getting healthy and with a healed wrist, he’ll be able to jam the receiver at the line, something he struggled with last year. It’s good to know that Revis is open to the idea, but it won’t be happening anytime soon.
"I see him playing corner right now," Bowles said after practice. "I don't see the future. Right now, it's the present."
"Darrelle is a pro. He understands himself. Those are questions far down the road." Maccagnan added