"I want Chad to come here and play for us, to be a Jet," Revis told New York Metro. "I’ve been in his ear a lot about it this week."
That was in early February.
Today, it was reported by ESPN's James Walker that, even though the two are former "trash-talking rivals," Revis is continuing his campaign to bring Ochocinco to New York to play for the Jets.
"We're good friends off the field and you're always trying to better your team and trying to get over that hump," Revis said of Ochocinco. "We lost in the last two AFC Championship Games, and we need to get over that hump."
The Jets two play-making wide receivers, Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes (both former AFC North receivers), are pending free agents. If the Jets can't keep both of them, they could possibly use Ochocinco if they decide not to draft a new starting wide receiver. Even if the Jets decide that they want to pay to keep both Edwards and Holmes in Jets' uniforms, adding Ochocinco to the mix might give them one of the best wide receiver trios in the NFL. We all got to see how the TOcho experiment worked in Cincinnati last year, though.
Even though Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer isn't likely to be in stripes next year, his best game came at the end of the season when both Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens were not playing. For those couple games, Palmer spread the ball around to rookies Jordan Shipley and Jermaine Gresham and young receivers Andre Caldwell and, especially to Jerome Simpson, who exploded at the end of the 2010 season. If ownership takes that as a sign that the Bengals would be better off without Ochocinco than they are with him, then maybe the Jets could find the right price to coax him out of the Queen City and bring him to the Big Apple.
Chad Ochocinco in the Big Apple..... sounds perfect doesn't it?
And as a bonus, nobody wears No. 85 on the Jets so Chad wouldn't need to change his name.