New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will wear a cast on his right arm for between two and three months after undergoing surgery on his right wrist Thursday, the team announced, via Albert Breer of NFL Network:
Jets announce CB Darrelle Revis underwent right wrist surgery today, will be in a hard cast for 2-3 months. pic.twitter.com/OyKZuI7aOr
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 17, 2016
Last year’s outstanding season was proof that Revis, at the age of 30, is still one of the NFL’s top cover cornerbacks. He locks down the top receivers every single game and still manages to come out on top more often than not.
Set to earn $17 million this year, more than any other cornerback in the NFL, Revis will once again be looked at when talking about the league’s best cornerbacks.
One wonders, though, how much longer he’ll remain atop this mountain. Age gets to us all, and at some point we shouldn’t be surprised if he ends up moving to safety, like many of the other top corners have done, to extend his career.
If Revis’ recovery goes as planned following his wrist surgery, he’ll be ready for the 2016 NFL season.
In nine NFL seasons, he’s racked up 28 interceptions, which is quite astonishing considering most of the time quarterbacks don’t even look his way, let alone throw to his receivers.