Despite Rex Ryan’s apparent urge to make it happen, a Darrelle Revis reunion was never in the cards.
According to ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini, the Jets weren’t interested in signing the star cornerback after he hit the free agent market last week.
Revis says he was surprised by how many teams were interested. Wasn't asked about the Jets. They weren't. #nyj
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 17, 2014
Revis, who officially signed his two-year, $32 million contract with the Patriots on Monday, revealed in a conference call that as many as 26 teams inquired about his services. New York, obviously, was not one of them, opting to let their bitter division rivals snatch up one of the game’s best players.
Jets fans may be feeling badly (or vengeful) about how the situation played out. But not Revis.
“My thing is all about winning. I want to win. What better organization than the New England Patriots to be a part of?” Revis said, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.
While the Jets did — and still do — have a massive need at corner, too many burned bridges made a reconciliation out of the question. Now all Rex and Co. can do is watch begrudgingly as Revis chases a Super Bowl ring in New England.