Darrelle Revis announces retirement from NFL
After 11 seasons that featured seven Pro Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl championship, Darrelle Revis has decided to call it a career.
Revis released a statement on Instagram Wednesday announcing that he is retiring from the NFL.
Revis is one of the best cornerbacks to ever play, and he will likely be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. His best seasons were in his first stint with the New York Jets, though he was also a huge part of the reason the New England Patriots won a Super Bowl in 2014.
Last year, Revis did not sign with a team until he joined the Kansas City Chiefs in November. He appeared in just five games and was called out for the embarrassing effort he gave on some plays, so it’s no surprise he was unable to find work this year after previously expressing a desire to play in 2018.
Revis, 33, finishes his career with 29 interceptions. Those numbers don’t tell the story as much as his “Revis Island” nickname does.