After leaving the courtroom, Revis indicated that he was staying in shape and wanted to play football, and spoke more in depth about his future plans. Yes, he’s willing to move to safety, and yes, he’s hoping to speak with the Steelers.
“It would be a dream come true,” Revis said.
“As a child I watched the Steelers play, went to a few games as a young child, I played here in high school and college, so to play here professionally would be awesome too,” he said (via Pro Football Talk and NFL Network).
“So we’ll see. Hopefully, we’ll have a conversation with the Steelers.”
For Revis, the issue is whether the Steelers want the same. The team’s biggest need is at slot corner, which is a position Revis doesn’t play. Even if Revis switches to safety — a position he’s never played — it’s tough to imagine him as a better immediate option than starters Mike Mitchell or Sean Davis.
So, Revis’ best fit with the Steelers would be as cornerback depth, behind Artie Burns, Ross Cockrell and, perhaps, a high draft pick. If the price is right, it’d make sense; there’s no reason to imagine him signing for more than one season and a few million dollars, and they’ve got money to spend, courtesy of Dont’a Hightower.
If nothing else, we know that Revis is in town. Might as well look into it.
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