Darrelle Revis is one of top cornerbacks in the NFL’s history, but is he prepared to make a Rod & Charles Woodson-like transition to the safety position.
The New York Jets star finally admitted that he was open to the possibility of moving to safety in the future during an interview with WFAN radio.
In an interview last week with ESPN New York 98.7 FM, Revis was asked about safety and he said “it’s something I’d want to gravitate to. It’s definitely a conversation.”
Revis told co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton that he still can play corner “at a high level,” but he added: “There’s probably a conversation in the future regarding me maybe moving my position, maybe to safety or doing some other things.”
General manager Mike Maccagnan, speaking later on WFAN, said, “Darrelle is a pro. He understands himself. Those are questions far down the road.” Maccagnan added that “it’s not outside the realm of possibility,” noting that other star cornerbacks have made successful conversions to safety.
Revis play has slipped as of late, and it’ll be interesting to see if the Jets will pay the Revis the safety like a shutdown corner?