EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (The Spread) - The Jets will be welcoming back a familiar face this season after signing free agent Darrelle Revis to a new five-year contract.
Revis, who is coming off a Super Bowl-winning season with the Patriots, signed a $70 million contract to return to the Jets, the team that drafted him out of Pittsburgh in 2007. He'll join a new staff in New York that includes Todd Bowles, who was hired from the Arizona Cardinals this offseason.
New England had an opportunity to bring Revis back but decided to decline his $20 million team option for 2015. That made Revis a free agent and the Jets quickly swooped in despite the Pats' desires to bring him back at a discounted rate. He'll now join newly signed Buster Skrine to form the Jets' new tandem at cornerback.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Jets were 100/1 long shots to win the 2016 Super Bowl before the start of free agency. Those odds are certainly to change somewhat after signing Revis, although until they settle their situation at cornerback New York will remain long shots.