The NY Jets are embarking upon the most pivotal stretches of the 2023 season, as they will face off against a very good Los Angeles Chargers team. This game will also be the setting for a celebration of the career of Darrelle Revis.
Be it locking down some of the best receivers in the league during their prime, piling up some of the most acrobatic plays any defensive back will ever make, or his excellence in the postseason, every Jets fan has a favorite Revis memory that will rush back in a wave of nostalgia on Monday night.
Chargers fans have some bad memories of Revis, as his impeccable timing and shutdown defense helped many a Philip Rivers throw land incomplete over the years. With Justin Herbert and his relocated team coming to town, Revis will get one more knick-knack for his trophy case.
Revis' old team and Hall of Fame will officially honor him with his Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence during the Jets-Chargers festivities. The Jets will look to move to 2-0 on Monday Night Football this season, giving them a leg up in what will be a tight postseason race.
NY Jets to honor Darrelle Revis before Chargers MNF game
Revis was one of two Jets who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the Class of 2023, joining Joe Klecko's long overdue induction by blazing into Canton as soon as possible. Anyone who saw Revis at the peak of his powers is well aware of what a no-doubt pick for enshrinement he was.
Asante Samuel's favorite cornerback picked off 25 passes and defended 112 during his eight seasons with the Jets, though very few of his picks meant more to his franchise than No. 24's interception of Rivers in what was a titanic upset during the 2009 Divisional Round. Thank you always, Nate Kaeding!
The Jets teams that won with Revis at the helm are not that dissimilar to what Robert Saleh is trying to create following the loss of Aaron Rodgers. With a strong running game, an efficient quarterback that doesn't turn the ball over, and an exceptionally ferocious defense, all the pieces to replicate the Revis years are there.
Going back to their days in the NFL, the Jets have always been a thorn in the Chargers' side. What better way would there be to honor Revis and everything he did for the franchise than by forcing Herbert into a couple of turnovers and taking home yet another win against an AFC contender?