At today’s press conference, Rex Ryan confirmed what we all knew in advance… Darrelle Revis has torn his ACL is will require surgery. There is no gray area here… he will be lost for the year. Ryan stated that he wanted to talk with Revis before putting him on IR, but this change in imminent.
A huge blow for the Jets, who are 2-1 and trying to get back to the playoffs. Former first round pick, Kyle Wilson, will be thrown into a starting role and expected to shut down very viable #2 WRs, while Antonio Cromartie will be covering the games best WRs each week. Rex’s defensive philosophy will need to change and the DL will need to generate a more generic pass rush, something the Jets draft Couples to help out with this past April.
The real interesting thing is how all of this impacts Revis’ impending contract negotiations this offseason. His value takes a huge hit here… and it will be interesting to see how the Jets handle things.