Despite a rocky breakup with the New York Jets towards the end of his tenure with the franchise, time will heal all when it comes to cornerback Darrelle Revis and the legendary impact that will be remembered forever.
Darrelle Revis will always be considered one of the top cornerbacks to ever play the game of pro football. Best of all, his legacy will always be remembered for his clutch and consistent performances during the prime of his career with the New York Jets.
Unfortunately, though, it wasn’t all peachy keen throughout his eight years with Gang Green. From holding out due to his contract situation to even defecting to the New England Patriots in his career, for all those times he performed at an elite level, there were several times the Jets and their fans were upset and frustrated with Revis.
Nothing tops what transpired towards the end of his tenure with the Jets, back in 2016, when he seemed like he was losing a step. Not only were receiving targets able to hang out and enjoy cold drinks on Revis Island, but he was getting torched more often than not.
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Many believed that Father Time was starting to catch up to Revis but then things got even worse. Numerous times he didn’t even do the basics of fundamental tackling, wouldn’t even chase down others holding the football, and was honestly setting a bad example for the younger players around him.
Once the Jets decided it was time to part ways with Revis, a plethora of fans wanted him gone faster than a New York minute. Revis then went on to take a lengthy break from pro football and resurfaced with the Kansas City Chiefs towards the end of last season. He didn’t do much there and was eventually released during the offseason.
In the grand scheme of things, time heals all. Revis might have left a bad impression as he left the Jets a few years ago but will go down as not only one of the best cornerbacks to ever play the position but also to ever wear their uniform. During his prime, he shut down elite receivers like nothing and will eventually have a gold jacket waiting for him when he enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Overall, don’t remember Revis for his final moments as a Jet but look at it from the perspective of his career and impact with the franchise. He was a big part of the Jets making those back-to-back AFC Championship Games in 2009 and 2010 and for a very long time, was a shining part on defense. Best of all, once he gets his bronze statue in Canton, OH, it will be representing the Jets as he is set to be given a one-day contract to retire as a member of the team. Talk about ending things the right way where it matters most.