New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said he thinks he's "done enough" for the organization to treat the rest of his time with the franchise "with class" as he finishes his second year of a five-year deal with the Jets.
Revis, in an interview with the New York Post's Mike Cannizzaro, believes he is an all-time player in franchise history and should be treated as such despite him losing a step and not playing at the level of cornerback the Jets saw from him when they drafted him in 2007.
"I've been one of the best cornerbacks to ever play this game," Revis told Cannizzaro. "I've done a lot of things in this league that a lot of guys currently playing are chasing now.
"Would I love to be here? Yes. Will I be back? That's a great question. My thing would be this: Do the New York Jets want to treat my situation with class or no class? With me being one of the best players in the history of this franchise, do they want me to retire here or not retire here?"
Revis, 31, reuinted with the Jets when he signed a five-year, $70 million contract with $39 million guaranteed following the 2014 season. He is guaranteed $6 million next season and could earn as much as $15.3 million should he stay with the team.
However, Revis, who had been a shutdown corner for much of his career prior to 2016, has struggled immensely this year. Opposing quarterbacks have a 109.8 QB rating when targeting him this season, according to Pro Football Focus via the New York Post, and Revis has not recorded an interception this season.
"I've done enough," said Revis, who recorded five of his 28 career interceptions last season. "Obviously, everybody's a little bit concerned because that's not what I'm displaying anymore. I can't stay 24 forever. Every player ages in this game. You've got to understand that."
While Revis himself has acknowledged he has lost a step and can't play like he used to anymore, he feels he is still one of the top defensive backs in football. There have been talks of him possibly moving to safety, but that is not something he will do with one game left in 2016.
Revis told SNY.tv in early December he still feels he has "a lot of football to play" and left open the possibility of him taking a pay cut next year, but would offer a "we'll see" response.
"This offseason I have to focus on my game and evaluate myself a little bit more and then just try to clean some of the technique and things up and go from there," Revis said on Dec. 2. "That's really all it is. Try to get ready for the upcoming year. ... We'll see moving forward what's the best situation for me, just moving forward, with talking to coach in the offseason and what can I do better, or transitioning to maybe another position."
Revis has earned approximately $118 million in his 10-year NFL career, according to Spotrac. He said he wants to retire as a Jet, but added it is up to the organization.
"I'm going to be there until I'm told I'm not going to be here," Revis told Cannizzaro. "Whatever the situation is in the offseason, it'll get handled the way it's supposed to. It depends on how they want to handle it."