The team won’t try to recoup the $6 million, a source said. Revis’ recent arrest fueled speculation the Jets could try to contest the guarantee. The team performed its obligatory due diligence on the matter, studying the contract language, but it decided not to pursue the matter.
Revis had indicated a willingness to accept a pay cut, but one was never offered. He also offered to switch to safety, but the Jets never gave serious consideration to the idea of him playing safety, a source said.
“Darrelle Revis is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Jets uniform,” owner Woody Johnson said in a statement. “His combination of talent, preparation and instincts is rare and helped him become one of the most dominant players of his generation. I appreciate Darrelle’s contributions to this organization and, wherever his career takes him, his home will always be here with the Jets.”
Cousins got his first extended shot as starter in 2014 when Griffin again was injured. But in five games, including four starts, Cousins was inconsistent as he posted just two games with a total quarterback rating above 81 — and two that were less than 12. He was subsequently benched and did not play after Week 7.
He won the starting job the following August, after another Griffin injury opened the door in the preseason. Cousins has made 33 starts since, including one playoff loss after the 2015 season.
Assuming Locker can’t suit up on Sunday, the Titans will turn to Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback. Whitehurst was a favorite of head coach Ken Whisenhunt in San Diego and was brought along when Tennessee hired him this offseason.