Darrelle Revis isn’t quite what he used to be. “Revis Island” is more of a distant folklore than it is anything to be feared, these days. And he’s wise enough to admit as such. He knows he’s lost a step, and according to him it’s because, he’s “old.”
So, at the age of 31, perhaps it’s time for Revis to do what many great corners have done towards the end of their careers: move to Safety. He sounds very open to this idea. If history is any indicator, he’ll do just fine, as guys like Rod Woodson, Charles Woodson and Aeneas Williams did the same.
“You never know, you never know,” he said after the New York Jets’ season-ending win over the Buffalo Bills. “If that’s the case, that’s the case. I still have a lot of football to play.”
Revis said he spoke last week with coach Todd Bowles about the possibility of switching to safety in 2017. He called it a “small talk,” adding they will “definitely” have another conversation before the league year starts in March.