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Is a Position Switch to Safety in the Future for Darrelle Revis?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 27: Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets reacts in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 27, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis is entering his age 31 season with the New York Jets. Revis’ younger days are clearly behind him and he acknowledged a position switch to safety in the future could be a realistic possibility.

Revis would not be the only corner turned safety as this transition has been successful before. The most notable recent example is Charles Woodson who continued his ball hawking ways in the secondary with this position switch in the later stages of his career.

Revis raised early speculation that he may be open to this position switch later in his career as he continues to age.

“It’s something I’d want to gravitate to. It’s definitely a conversation,” Revis said.

General manager Mike Maccagnan was complimentary of Revis even thinking about this potential change to his playing career in the future.

“Darrelle is a pro. He understands himself. Those are questions far down the road.” Maccagnan did not close the door on this option stating “it’s not outside the realm of possibility,”

If it is up to head coach Todd Bowles he has no plans for his star corner to be transitioned into a safety anytime soon. “I see him playing corner right now,” stated Bowles. “I don’t see the future. Right now, it’s the present.”

Revis is working his way back from offseason surgery on his wrist that had an impact on his dominance last season. The wrist injury had an impact on Revis’ ability to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage, which is a big part of his game at cornerback. It is early to even think about Revis switching positions as he is still performing at a high level, but a position switch to safety in the future should definitely be considered by Revis and the Jets.

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