2010 NFL Season: Revis' Impact Will Be Noticed Immediately

Zach Berger@theZachBergerCorrespondent ISeptember 6, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 16:  New York Jets Darrelle Revis poses for a portrait on March 16, 2010 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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I had no doubt in my mind that Darrelle Revis and the Jets would come to an agreement before the first game. No doubt at all...

Until Sunday, when I looked at the date and realized that in just eight days the team will suit up for Monday Night Football.

I started getting worried, but as I was browsing the web a little after 1:00 AM today, I noticed a little headline on ESPN that read: "Revis, Jets reach new deal."

After months and months of holdout nonsense, it had finally come to a close. I quickly grabbed my cell phone and made a quick call to Revis' agent Neil Schwartz who confirmed the signing but couldn't give me the value.

It has later been reported that it is a four-year, $46 million contract with $32 million guaranteed. Revis wanted guaranteed money, and now he has 70 percent of his contract guaranteed.

With just a week until the first game, Revis won't have much time to get caught up at training camp.

Fortunately for him, he has established himself as a shutdown corner, so his job is as simple as it gets. Shut down the opposing team's best wide receiver for the entire game. And if you haven't noticed, it's something he's quite good at.

In just a mere seven days, Anquan Boldin will line up play after play against Revis. And honestly, I don't think he is in any way ready to handle the pressure he is going to get all game long.

Boldin has been a No. 2 for most of his career. Larry Fitzgerald draws a lot of defensive backs to cover him, leaving open guys like Boldin. Well, Boldin's the top dog now, and he will be the one attracting extra coverage this season. 

Revis is an obvious game-changer. Having him on the field completely alters how you play the game. He can follow Boldin around all game, leaving Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson to cover Derrick Mason and Todd Heap, respectively.

In my opinion, both of those guys are ready for the job. If Cromartie is anywhere near as good as he looked in the offseason, this can be one of the most daunting secondaries in NFL history. Kyle Wilson has heaps of potential (notice the pun?) and he can only get better. 

The 2010 Defensive Player of the Year is back in action, folks. And no...I'm not referring to Charles Woodson. The defensive player that had the biggest impact for his team last season was Darrelle Revis. I am confident he will be able to repeat his performance as the league's most dominant cornerback for the second season in a row.

Can I get a "J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!"???