According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Revis' deal with the Chiefs is for two years, with the minimum this year and "no fully guaranteed money" in 2018. But he had a dismal 2016 season and the Jets cut him in March, rather than paying the $15.3 million he was owed in 2017. The Jets face the Chiefs next weekend at MetLife Stadium.
"Darrelle is a proven player in this league and we are excited to add him to our secondary", Veach said.
But per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Revis signing is not some spontaneous move but rather something the Chiefs have been attempting to pull off for weeks. The Chiefs have lost four of their last five games after looking like the best team in the AFC, and needed a fresh look on defense.
"Revis Island" reopened for business Wednesday afternoon, this time in Kansas City. Over his 10-year career, Revis has 29 interceptions, 483 tackles, two sacks, six forced fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries. "I would think his role would be to step in and be a starter".
There weren't any recent rumors circulating about teams having interest in signing Revis, so this comes as a surprise the day before Thanksgiving. Revis is a seven-time Pro Bowler and won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots.