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Revis Starts New Year with a Pick

Veteran CB Helps Seal Week 17 Win Over Buffalo, Discusses Possible Move to Safety


Darrelle Revis kicked off the new year off on a good note.

In the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-10 win over the Bills, the seven-time Pro Bowler registered his first interception of the season and his 25th wearing green and white. Safety Calvin Pryor tipped a Cardale Jones pass intended for Justin Hunter and the ball found its way into Revis' hands. A former punt returner in college, the 31-year-old Revis almost took it the other way for six before being brought down at Buffalo's three-yard-line.

"There was so much determination off that spin move and then he kicked it into another gear," fellow corner Buster Skrine said. "I was definitely happy he got that pick, he deserves it. He's one of our best players."

Revis' pick electrified the Jets as almost the entirety of the team jumped off the bench and mobbed him once he returned to the sideline. His interception marked the defense's third takeaway of the game, which led to a total of 13 points.

"We've been struggling all year with turnovers," Revis said. "The last two years we've failed to actually get in the end zone, to create turnovers and then turn it into points. All I was trying to do was get into the end zone at the end of the day."

Revis' 29th career interception came while playing on the outside. The 10-year veteran said he has talked briefly with head coach Todd Bowles about a potential move to safety.

"You never know," Revis said. "If it's the case, it's the case. I still have a lot of football to play and this offseason is going to be a lot thinking where my future is and what can I do best to help the team win games. If that means changing my position to help the team win, that's fine. I still love the game, I still have the passion for it and I still want to play at a high level."

"If we have that discussion and make that move going forward, he'll have the challenges of just moving from corner to safety," added Bowles of Revis. "Most of the instinct stuff is still the same, but we'll see. We haven't made any decisions or had concrete discussions moving forward."

Revis could become the next dominant corner who transitioned to safety later in their careers. 

"I've studied a lot of the greats," Revis said. "Rod Woodson, Deion Sanders, Charles Woodson as well. Those guys have made that transition from corner to safety so you have to know the point in time at your career that you might have to make that move and that's the next chapter for you. And that's fine. If they put me at linebacker, I don't know how successful I would be, but at the same time I would try to do the job."

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