Less than 24 hours after being released Darrelle Revis has reportedly found a new home with the New England Patriots.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut Revis after failing to trade him. He was due $16 million in 2014, a price Tampa Bay refused to pay.
Shortly after Darrelle Revis signed with New England, the twitterverse was abuzz with it’s unique reaction:
The Jets have brilliantly strategized for this by having no receivers for Darrelle Revis to shut down.
— Amos Posner (@AmosPosner) March 13, 2014
Last offseason, the Patriots signed the biggest-name FA in QB Tim Tebow. This offseason, they’ve signed the best FA in CB Darrelle Revis. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 13, 2014
What better way for the Patriots to troll the Jets than to sign Darrelle Revis — NFL Access (@NFL_Access) March 13, 2014
BREAKING: Darrelle Revis is on his way to Red Lobster with Belichick, Brady, and Shooter McGavin. — Chubbs Peterson (@_ChubbsPeterson) March 13, 2014
After the Darrelle Revis news went beyond viral, his manager tried to put out the fire:
Darrelle Revis’ manager says no deal yet between Patriots, cornerback https://t.co/n2594t6CCd
— WEEI (@WEEI) March 13, 2014
With a number of reputable sources already declaring Revis a Patriot, it’s more than likely there have been significant talks between the two. If there is no contract, it could just be hiccup in the deal’s fine print. Of course, it’s always possible the NFL just got trolled.
With Darrelle Revis assumably in Foxborough, the Patriots might be the team to beat in 2014. Tom Brady will always keep an offense competitive regardless of the talent around him, and Revis will help plug a leaky defense that could give New England the balance they desperately need.
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