Jets fans everywhere can let out a sigh of relief.
Darrelle Revis was once a symbol of security for Jets fans. His stellar play made the fans feel like nothing bad would happen so long as he was on the field. His contract negotiations were the source of constant headaches, but he was worth the trouble because of his exceptional play.
Now that his play has declined, and he's suddenly dealing with an issue off the field, everyone is tired of the headaches. That's one of the main reasons why the team cut Revis today.
Despite his current legal situation, the decision to cut Revis was reportedly strictly a performance decision.
The move to cut Darrelle Revis was "100 percent" a football decision, according to a source. Nothing to do with his legal troubles.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) March 1, 2017
Revis was beloved by the fans in New York, but the contract antics made it easy to hate him once his play tanked. He was one of the worst corners in the league this past season and seemed disinterested, which made Jets fan's love for him quickly turn to scorn.
The Jets will reportedly not try and recoup the money they owe him either.
Updated story on Jets moving on from Darrelle Revis. Source: They won't try to recoup the $6 million they owe him: https://t.co/QaOBPsnKtN— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) March 1, 2017
Now they don't have to worry about him getting burnt by opponents or getting paid by the Jets.