Jets give Darrelle Revis a real ‘Revis Island’ send-off
Darrelle Revis signed a one-day contract with the New York Jets so he could end his career where it started on Tuesday, and the team threw him a very fitting farewell party.
In preparation of his official retirement press conference, the Jets brought some real palm trees and sand into their team facility.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 24, 2018
For those of you who didn’t follow Revis’ Hall of Fame-caliber career, that’s a reference to his “Revis Island” nickname.
Revis is one of the best cover cornerbacks to ever play in the NFL, and he was known for completely erasing star receivers and taking them out of the game plan. In other words, the seven-time Pro Bowler put them on an island.
While there were times when his effort was questioned during his final season last year (and for very good reason), Revis should be remembered for making life difficult for some of the best receivers in the game.