The picture says it all.
There is no question that he is the most important player on not just the Jets secondary, but the entire defensive unit. They go as he goes.
The Jets were probably, at best, an 8-8 team with Revis. Without him, that’ll be another challenge in itself with upcoming opposing teams – and their elite receivers – down the road.
The Jets have been a consistent top 10 defense. However, they have struggled to keep opponents scoring, allowing more than 20 points in every game. Suffice it to say, the Jets are 2-1.
That won’t last, and neither should the production of the Jets D/ST on many owners’ rosters.
According to ESPN Stats and Information, when Revis has been on the field in 2011/2012, the defense has given up 15 touchdowns to 23 interceptions on a 54.1 completion percentage. This was accounted for 1,066 plays. When Revis is off the field, the completion percentage shoots up to 62.1 on five touchdowns and zero interceptions. That was on a small sampling of 126 plays, but that’s because he has been healthy for the duration of his career.
So knowing the Jets will have to face the 49ers, Texans, Colts, Patriots (twice), and Chargers, should owners have any confidence with the Jets secondary – especially considering the struggles with him?
The Jets D/ST are risky pickings now. On Tuesday, head to the waiver wires to pick up the Cardinals D/ST, if available.