Is Darrelle Revis finally calling it quits?
That question has come to the forefront, as a recent report suggested the New York Jets cornerback is “done” and “doesn’t want to play anymore.” Revis is 31 years old, after all, and has underperformed all season for the 3-8 Jets.
So, is this the last we’ll see of Revis? Quite the opposite, according to the man himself.
“I still have a lot of football to play,” Revis told reporters Thursday, via SNY.tv. “And looking forward to it as well.”
Revis insisted he hasn’t lost his passion for football despite what reports might indicate.
“I still love the game,” he said. “I think that’s why I’m still playing the game, just the love for it. It’s the competitive nature in me to go out and try to perform to the best of my abilities on Sundays.”
Revis is under contract until 2019 after the Jets signed him to a five-year, $70.1 million contract in 2015. But his good will in New York might run out before then — team owner Woody Johnson reportedly feels “betrayed” by Revis this season because of his poor play after signing such a lucrative deal.
For now, though, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection appears to be blocking out the haters.
“I don’t think me being questioned about (not wanting to play anymore) … it’s really bizarre in a way,” Revis said. “At the same time I understand the position we’re in as a team right now. And I’m the target. That comes with the territory.”
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