New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, has expressed interest in bringing Malcolm Butler and Darrelle Revis back to the team.
“I would love it,” said Kraft of Revis, according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News. “Speaking for myself, if he wanted to come back, he’s a great competitor, I’d welcome him if he wanted to come.”
Revis played for the New York Jets for the last few years after being a star for the New England Patriots. Jets owner, Woody Johnson, was fined $100 thousand for making comments similar to the ones Kraft made while Revis was on the Patriots, but Revis was released from the Jets after the 2017 season and is now a free agent. Many NFL pundits have claimed that the quote from Kraft is just chatter as Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, has total control over team personnel decisions.
Kraft also spoke of resigning Malcolm Butler, who played with the Patriots in 2017 but was part of a trade to the New Orleans Saints. Butler has neither signed a restricted free agent tender nor an offer sheet with the Saints after visiting team facilities in New Orleans. Kraft said that he wished Butler would return to the Patriots
“I hope he’s with us and signs his [tender] and plays for us. … I don’t want to, in any way, take away from his rights, I want to be clear. I hope he’s with us,” said Kraft of Butler, according to the Boston Globe.