The NFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs upgraded their defensive backfield (theoretically, at least) Wednesday with the signing of future Hall of Fame cornerback Darrelle Revis. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport was told by a source that Revis was inked to a two-year deal that will pay him the league minimum with incentives this season and a $10 million price tag for 2018 that becomes guaranteed with the new league year.
"We're excited to add Darrelle to the roster", commented head coach Andy Reid.
However, Revis started his career with Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton when he was with the Jets in 2006. Revis played with the Jets from 2007-12, Tampa Bay in 2013 and won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2014 before returning to the Jets.
Already an intriguing signing by Kansas City, things will get even more interesting two Sundays from now when the Jets host the Chiefs.
Darrelle Revis is making his National Football League return with a winning club. The Chiefs have struggled to find an answer to sit on the outside across from Marcus Peters. The Chiefs have lost four of their last five games after looking like the best team in the AFC, and needed a fresh look on defense. There is also the chance that we will see a more motivated version of the seven-time Pro Bowler.
Kansas City's defense absorbed a significant hit right out of the gate, as Eric Berry sustained an Achilles injury in the season opener. He tallied 485 total tackles along with 2.0 sacks, 137 passes defensed, 29 interceptions, six forced fumbles and 12 fumble recoveries.