The Jets agreed to terms with CB Darrelle Revis early this morning.
“This is an intermediate step to what we hope will be an entire career of Darrelle as a Jet, for him to retire as a Jet and for him to hopefully go to the Hall of Fame as a Jet,” said GM Mike Tannenbaum.
Revis is expected to be in New Jersey today to sign his four-year deal.
“I think it’s a great deal for Darrelle and it’s responsible for the club,” Mr. T. said. “So from that standpoint, it’s a win-win.”
“I’m coming home baby!!! Revis Island,” Revis said on his Twitter account. “Let’s Go.”
During a 1 a.m. conference call, Tannenbaum said Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson visited Revis, Darrelle’s mother, and Darrelle’s uncle, Sean Gilbert, over the weekend in South Florida.
“I really wasn’t optimistic, I really wasn’t,” Tannenbaum said. “It was a hard set of dynamics. I’m optimistic by nature, but gosh, this was really hard. There was a lot of heavy lifting. This honestly and truly was really, really hard.”
We’ll publish the entire Tannenbaum conference call transcript later this morning as well as possibly the audio file. The Jets are practicing today so we’ll have plenty of reaction from Florham Park.
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