Darrelle Revis signs with Kansas City Chiefs

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: Darrelle Revis
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: Darrelle Revis /

The Kansas City Chiefs have added another option at cornerback for the rest of the season with the signing of Darrelle Revis.

The Kansas City Chiefs have made a major move at cornerback with the reported signing of veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Paylor’s news that the Chiefs have inked Revis brings a much-needed outside source for a longtime concern for the team. The Chiefs have struggled to find an answer to sit on the outside across from Marcus Peters. Terrance Mitchell, Kenneth Acker and Phillip Gaines have all been tried, in addition to Steven Nelson, but none of the cornerbacks in house have been able to hold down the position.

Revis was once a household name as the single best defensive back in the NFL with the nickname Revis Island and monstrous free agent deals to pay for his skills. But in the last year or more, however, Revis has been known as a shell of his former self and he’s been sitting as a free agent all season ready for someone to sign him. The question facing the Chiefs is simply one of how much does Revis have left?

Revis will likely need some time to work himself back into game shape for the Chiefs, so no one should expect immediate help against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Revis had 15 starts last season for the New York Jets. He had 53 tackles, 1 interceptions and 5 passes defended.

In his career, Revis has 29 career interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and 2 sacks. He is a 7-time Pro Bowl nominee and has been named First Team All-Pro four times.