Former NY Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has made a few headlines for his Twitter activity in recent days, and that continued with a subtle jab of a tweet directed at his former teammate, Nick Mangold, on Thursday.
Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast tweeted an image that asked fans which athlete they would love to drink a Coors Light beer with. One Twitter user replied that they'd choose either Mangold or Revis, tagging both athletes in the post.
Mangold replied with a joyful, "I like the first choice," but Revis' response was a bit different. In what is likely little more than a playful jab at a former teammate, Revis responded with, "The first choice never won a Super Bowl," followed by a laughing emoji.
Revis went back in forth with a few Twitter users, many of whom seemed to be offended by his comments. After all, the Super Bowl ring that Revis won happened to come with the Jets' most hated rivals, the New England Patriots.
Revis did later confirm, in a response to Mangold, that he was indeed "joking," which always seemed pretty obvious. Still, given Revis' recent Twitter beef with Jets legend Joe Klecko, many fans were quick to criticize the soon-to-be Hall of Famer.
NY Jets legend Darrelle Revis will soon be honored in the Hall of Fame
Revis may be garnering some negative headlines at the moment, but there's no denying the impact the Jets legend left on the field. As one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history, Revis inspired an entire generation of Jets fans and undoubtedly left his mark on the football world.
He's a seven-time Pro Bowler, four-time first-team All-Pro, and, come August, he will officially be a Hall of Famer. Revis is quite likely the greatest Jets defensive player of all time, and at his peak, he was maybe the best cornerback to ever play the game.
That's what his legacy should be. Some will choose to focus on his contract drama with the Jets, his brief stint with the Patriots, or even his recent comments, but that's not how he should be remembered.
Darrelle Revis should be remembered as one of the greatest players in franchise history — a larger-than-life figure who struck fear into the eyes of opposing quarterbacks for over a decade. The rest is just noise.