Jets GM admits Darrelle Revis has not given full effort this season
Darrelle Revis has said numerous times this season that his well-documented struggles have to do with age. We all know that hasn’t been the only issue, and even New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is willing to admit that.
During his mid-year press conference on Wednesday, Maccagnan was asked about the perception that Revis has taken plays off this season and is not always giving a full effort.
“I’m sure there are plays he’d like to have back,” the GM said, via Connor Hughes of NJ.com. “But there are a lot of other plays where he does give effort.”
Maccagnan could have just as easily pointed to the nagging injuries Revis has played through, so his response says a lot. If everyone can see that the second-highest paid player on the team is not giving it his all, what type of message does that send?
“I know Darrelle has set very high standards in how he has played in his past,” Maccagnan said. “We still think he’s a good football player. We still think he has done good things for us this year. There are times when there are glitches in his play, but he has played well at times.”
When asked if the Jets will keep Revis on their roster this offseason, Maccagnan said he is only thinking about this season. Again, that seems telling.
Injuries have certainly been a factor, but Revis looks like he will be worth nowhere near the $15 million he is scheduled to make in 2017. In addition to getting burned on numerous deep balls, he has also been seen dogging it and not even trying to tackle opposing players (video here). Don’t be surprised if the 31-year-old becomes a free agent after the season.