NY Jets: Darrelle Revis rightfully earns spot on NFL All-Decade Team

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NY Jets legendary cornerback Darrelle Revis was rightfully given a spot on the NFL’s All-Decade Team that was released earlier on Monday.

The NY Jets may not have been the most successful franchise over the past decade, but one of their players stood out amongst the rest and rightfully earned a spot on the NFL’s All-Decade Team.

Darrelle Revis was one of the most dominant cornerbacks to ever play the game of football. The pride of Pittsburgh was originally drafted with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

And from the moment he stepped foot on an NFL field, it was clear that he was something special.

Revis played eight total seasons with the Jets racking up seven Pro Bowl selections and four All-Pro honors en route to what will surely be a Hall of Fame resume when the time comes.

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Perhaps it’s easy to forget just how dominant he was at his peak given how his Jets’ tenure ended — the second time around. But Revis put together arguably the greatest 16-game stretch by any cornerback in NFL history during the 2009 season.

And after years of dominance, Revis has rightfully earned a spot on the NFL’s All-Decade Team that was released on Monday.

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Revis is one of just three cornerbacks to have made the list alongside Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson, although both Tyrann Mathieu and Chris Harris made the team as “defensive backs.”

The proud owner of Revis Island was the only member of the Jets to have made the team which doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. Nonetheless, it’s undoubtedly a well-deserved honor for one of the greats of all-time.

Revis retired from the NFL following the 2017 season after spending the latter portion of the year with the Kansas City Chiefs. But by that point, it was clear that father time had caught up with him.

His final season with the Jets in 2016 was a rough one, but it shouldn’t take away from his efforts over the better part of the previous decade. Revis is and will forever be one of the greatest players to don the green and white.

One day — hopefully soon — he will be honored for his greatness with a well-deserved spot in the NY Jets Ring of Honor and, eventually, a Hall of Fame ring.

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But until that day, this is a deserving honor and recognition of his decade-long dominance in the NFL.