UPDATE: At around 8:00 PM Central time on Tuesday, free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis' agent announced that he was signing with the New York Jets:
Welcome Home @Revis24 pic.twitter.com/VRK0Zq6kJM— Jimmy (@J1mmyM2) March 11, 2015
Prior to Revis' signing, Green Bay was one of several teams interested in landing the top cornerback on the free agent market.
Four teams in running for Revis besides the #Patriots: #Jets, #Packers, #Steelers and mystery team.— Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) March 10, 2015
With the Packers unsure of Tramon Williams' future with the team -- along with Davon House agreeing to a deal with Jacksonville today -- Green Bay certainly was looking for another corner to pair opposite of Sam Shields, with Casey Hayward remaining in the slot. Revis would have broken Ted Thompson's typical mold if he had ended up in Green Bay.
Revis spent the 2014 season with the New England Patriots and became a free agent on Tuesday after the Patriots elected to decline his $20 million option. New England and the New York Jets were the top two teams battling it out for Revis, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, but the Buffalo Bills had also been thrown into the mix because of Revis' connection with Rex Ryan, who coached Revis in his last stint in New York. Now he returns to the Jets for a second time on what is a very lucrative deal - Jason Cole reports that the deal is worth $70 million over five years, with a stunning $39 million in fully guaranteed money.
While the Packers signing Revis was a fun dream for a few hours, you can bet your life savings that Ted Thompson wasn't going to give Revis a contract in that ballpark.