Any cursory interest that Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills may or may not have had in free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis was quickly made irrelevant on Tuesday evening, as Revis agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a five-year, $70 million deal with $39 million guaranteed.
Darrelle Revis' agents announce he has agreed to terms with the Jets.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2015
So Jets add CBs Darrelle Revis and Buster Skrine. Rex would have loved this D.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2015
Clearly, however interested the Bills were, they weren't going to be able to afford a contract like that. Revis was always a pipe dream because of those salary demands - he'd been looking for $40 million guaranteed, reportedly - and it seems more likely than not that the Bills were mentioned in connection with him simply because of the presence of Ryan.
Rather than reunite with Revis in his age-30 season, then, Ryan will turn his attention in full to helping Stephon Gilmore, 24, realize his immense potential as a corner.