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Tebow @ CB?... Revis out for the season with a torn ACL

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edited September 2012 in From the Cheap Seats
There could be no worse news for the New York Jets, but what many suspected was confirmed by head coach Rex Ryan on Monday morning -- cornerback Darrelle Revis will miss the rest of the 2012 season with a torn ACL.

Revis was hurt in the third quarter of the Jets' 23-20 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins. He went to the turf on a non-contact injury as he was trying to tackle running back Daniel Thomas.

"Is it a major blow when you lose a great player like Darrelle Revis?" Ryan asked himself during his Monday news conference. "Yeah, of course it is ... Obviously, that's a significant injury, and something we are going to have to overcome as a football team."

Third-year cornerback Kyle Wilson will replace Revis opposite Antonio Cromartie, and there's no way for this to be seen as anything but a potential death blow for the Jets' pass defense. New York ranked 10th in yards allowed after Sunday's Week 3 stats were tabulated, but that defense has just three quarterback sacks, and with Revis out, quarterback pressure will be much more of a priority.

Revis missed the Jets' Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a concussion. Not that Ben Roethlisberger needs Revis out to have a big day, but the cornerback's absence was felt; Roethlisberger completed 24 of 31 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns.

Unhappy with the contract he had then, Revis held out of the team's 2010 preseason and received a new four-year, $46 million contract in September of that year. The new deal included $32 million guaranteed. In 2013, Revis is set to earn $3 million in base salary plus a $3 million roster bonus. The voidable years in his contract come after that -- from 2014 through 2016.

Revis will be 28 years old when he returns for the 2013 season, and as long as he's fully healthy, should have many more outstanding seasons. Per Football Outsiders' metrics, he covered the other team's leading receiver on 68 percent of his targets, which led the league. In the first half of 2011, he led the league in yards allowed per pass (3.9), Success Rate (68 percent). But a knee injury he played through in the second half of the season caused those stats to decline.