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Maccagnan Comments on Revis' Surgery
Friday, March 18
"One of the doctors felt it was potentially a torn ligament," Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said.
Revis Provides Foundation of Jets Defense
Revis was a rock in New York's secondary last season. He started 14 games, and Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus noted the 30-year-old is still one of the league's best defensive backs.
"Revis may still be slowing down, and Revis Island is not quite the inescapable prospect it once was, but he remains one of the league’s best cornerbacks and a tough prospect for any wideout to face each week," Monson wrote. "That, at least for the Jets, is probably more than enough."
Even at an age when cornerbacks begin to slow down, Revis is so good and talented that his skills remain high. His presence in head coach Todd Bowles' defense has been invaluable.
The Jets do have depth in the secondary with Buster Skrine and Marcus Gilchrist playing significant time in 2015. Having the procedure now does give Revis time to heal before the season begins, but the Jets at least have reinforcements in case he needs to take things slowly.