Revis announced his retirement from professional football Tuesday in a post on his personal Instagram account.
One of the top cover men in NFL history, Revis played eight of his 11 seasons with the Jets and won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2014. He handled a significant role for the Chiefs in December and January, but he hasn't played at a high level since 2015, the first year of his second stint in New York. The 33-year-old cornerback finishes his career with 497 tackles, 140 passes defended and 29 interceptions in 145 regular-season games. He's a lock for the Hall of Fame and arguably the best cornerback of his generation.
One of several veterans cut loose by the Jets last offseason, Revis remained unsigned until early December, when the Chiefs inked him to a two-year deal. Revis appeared in five regular-season contests for the Chiefs and didn't provide the upgrade in the secondary the team was banking on, accruing 11 tackles, two pass breakups and no interceptions in those contests. With the 32-year-old on the downside of his career and guaranteed $8.8 million if he were to remain on the roster by March 19, Kansas City elected to release Revis in order to preserve some cap space. Revis' dismissal paves the way for Kendall Fuller, who the Chiefs acquired earlier this offseason in a trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, to open the upcoming season in a starting role.
After failing to find a home in free agency this offseason, Revis signed with Kansas City on Nov. 22, but sat out last week's loss to the Bills while he was still getting his conditioning in order. Now that he's had an opportunity to get more practice time under his belt, Revis will suit up for the first time in 2017 against one of his former teams. Though he may not start in the contest, Revis is expected to be a fixture in the Chiefs' cornerback rotation.
Revis is in line to be inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Chiefs just signed Revis on Wednesday, which didn't afford him enough time to prepare for the Week 12 matchup. The 32-year-old was brought in to reinvigorate the Chiefs' 28th-ranked pass defense, but after a down season with the Jets in 2016, it's unclear how much assistance he'll provide on that front. Regardless, Revis' absence this week likely means that Steven Nelson will see most of the snaps at cornerback opposite Marcus Peters.
Revis agreed to terms Wednesday on a contract with the Chiefs, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
With the obvious exception of Marcus Peters, the Chiefs haven't gotten much from their cornerbacks this season. The 32-year-old Revis won't necessarily provide a solution, but there's little harm in the Chiefs taking a look at him as the team tries to end its losing skid. If Revis proves that the conditioning issues he endured in 2016 with the Jets are behind him, he could push Phillip Gaines for the starting right cornerback job within the next few weeks. There's also potential use for him as a backup safety or in packages that feature a large number of defensive backs.
|2007||New York Jets||16||87||74.0||13||0||3||20||6.7||19||0||17|
|2008||New York Jets||16||58||45.0||13||1||5||38||7.6||32||1||16|
|2009||New York Jets||16||54||47.0||7||0||6||121||20.2||67||1||31|
|2010||New York Jets||13||32||26.0||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||10|
|2011||New York Jets||16||52||41.0||11||0||4||184||46.0||100||1||21|
|2012||New York Jets||2||11||8.0||3||0||1||1||1.0||1||0||3|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||50||43.0||7||1||2||3||1.5||3||0||11|
|2014||New England Patriots||16||47||41.0||6||0||2||0||0.0||0||0||14|
|2015||New York Jets||14||39||30.0||9||0||5||48||9.6||24||0||9|
|2016||New York Jets||15||53||43.0||10||0||1||51||51.0||51||0||5|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||5||11||10.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2007||New York Jets||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2008||New York Jets||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Jets||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Jets||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||New York Jets||16||1||3||3.0||3||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||2||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||5||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2007||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2008||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Jets||16||2||0||5||2.5||3||0||0|
|2010||New York Jets||13||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||2||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||15||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2007||New York Jets||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||New York Jets||16||16||0||-1||---||-1||0||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Jets||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Jets||13||13||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||New York Jets||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||2||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||14||14||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||15||15||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||5||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2007||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|2008||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|
|2009||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Jets||13||0||0||0||0||2||10||2||0|
|2011||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||2||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||New York Jets||14||0||0||0||0||4||18||4||0|
|2016||New York Jets||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|