In a desperate move to bolster a struggling secondary, the Kansas City Chiefs made an interesting move Wednesday night with the signing of veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis. With Revis not being on an NFL roster since after the New York Jets released him in 2016, there are questions concerning whether his skills have gone into a precipitous decline. However, if he is able to resurrect his career, Revis and Marcus Peters could pose as a formidable duo in the secondary.
A first-round draft pick out of the University of Pittsburgh in 2007, the 32-year-old played in 15 games last season for the New York Jets. He had 53 tackles, five passes defensed and an interception. Before 2016, Revis played in 140 games in 10 seasons for the Jets, as well as brief stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots. He has recorded 485 career tackles, two sacks, and 29 interceptions in his long career.
Although it’s not clear right now what Revis will bring to the table, the seven-time Pro Bowler could very well be the remedy to a defense that ranks 28th in the passing game. With a Chiefs team that has lost four out of their last five, it’s apparent that the team needs more weapons. A ticket to “Revis Island” may be just the spark the Chiefs need to propel themselves back into the conversation as contenders in the AFC.