The big question this offseason will be whether or not these two will be back on the field together in 2015. (USA TODAY Images)
What happens when you put Bill Belichick and Tom Brady together with the best cornerback in all of Pro Football?
Well, you watched the result last weekend. Now the goal will hopefully be to make sure he’s around for at least a few more seasons so they can¬†potentially do it a few more times.
Coming off a Super Bowl victory Darrelle Revis was riding high and was all smiles, grinning ear to ear coming off the field in Arizona after he helped win New England’s fourth championshop, and the first of his career.
For a guy who has already earned plenty of money and established himself as one of the best in the game, Revis did one big thing that all the currency in the world can’t provide for him. ¬†He helped further build on his legacy after adding “Super Bowl champion” to his resume.
What’s even better than that? ¬†How about “Two-Time Super Bowl Champion”?
Revis had a terrific first season as a member of the Patriots.
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If Revis stays, he cements a secondary that already has a solid group with plenty of experience. One additional story to watch this offseason will be whether or not the team can put together a long-term extension for Devin McCourty, which would potentially¬†give them more flexibility financially that having to use the franchise tag designation. ¬†Not to mention it gives them two critical players in a defense that has the potential to be even better next season depending on how the offseason plays out.
Will Revis want to be a part of it? ¬†That’s the question he’ll likely be asking himself when the team begins negotiating with him in the months ahead. ¬†However, after Sunday’s win, he certainly wasn’t having any second thoughts about becoming a Patriot last year.
“This was a no-brainer,” said Revis Sunday night. ¬†“This was a no-brainer to come here and be a part of this organization and help be one of the missing pieces – that the organization felt – at the cornerback position.‚ÄĚ
Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was interviewed on WEEI on Friday morning and said that the option in place that will push Revis’ cap charge for 2015 to $25 million is simply a “placeholder” and that they’re going to get to work on trying to keep him here.
“Hopefully both sides want to make a deal and we’ll be able to get one done,”¬†said Kraft. ¬†“People understand that that’s a placeholder and we’ll get to work on trying to make¬†it¬†happen.”
It will be one of the bigger stories of the offseason, but Revis has to be thinking about the guys he lined up with this season while¬†believing that a repeat performance is definitely a possibility. ¬†Adding another title to his resume just further enforces how great he already knows he is, and he has to know this is really the best situation he could have ever hoped to have fallen into. That only leaves the two sides with the job of trying to reach a common ground to keep it going for at least another couple of seasons.
‚ÄúThe offseason will weigh itself out,” said Revis. ¬†“I‚Äôm just so happy for us as a team. Accomplishing the ultimate goal and that‚Äôs winning the Super Bowl. Like I said, I have a great team on my side and we‚Äôll figure my future out in the offseason.‚ÄĚ
Hopefully that future will involve him playing again in the month of February with New England for years to come.