Kansas City Chiefs decided they need reinforcement on the defensive end, and signed veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis on a two-year deal. Revis was a free agent since March 2017 when he was released by the New York Jets. The news was confirmed on the team’s official Twitter profile.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 22, 2017
“The reason for me returning is the fire I have, the fuel I have to continue to play this game at a high level,” – Revis said after signing the contract. “My role is to help win. Whatever is best for the team, whether my position is playing a few downs or playing in the slot, wherever Coach wants to play me and feels he can utilize me to help win.”
Although Revis joins the Chiefs after having the worst season in his professional career, the team still hopes he can be a big contributor. The Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid certainly thinks so and wouldn’t mind starting Revis right away.
“You’re talking about one of the all-time great players at that position,” – said Reid. “It’s just a matter of getting him back in the swing of things … I would think his role would be to step in and be a starter.”
After an impressive college career Darrelle Revis entered the 2007 NFL Draft where he was projected to be a first round pick. The New York Jets moved up in the draft and selected him with the 14th overall pick. The decision proved to be a wise one from the Jets, since Revis became one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks during his time with the team. In 2013, Jets decided to trade Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had a great season once again, but was released by the Buccaneers after just one year due to his big salary and not fitting in the team’s defense system. Revis immediately signed with the New England Patriots and managed to win a Super Bowl ring in his first season with the team. He didn’t stick much with the Patriots, and returned to the Jets after one year. In 2015, Revis had another outstanding season, being ranked among the 25 best players in the NFL. However, in 2016 he performed terribly which caused Jets to release him. During his career, Revis earned seven Pro Bowl selections and four First-team All-Pro honors.