His ability to successfully cover the opposing team’s best receiver gave rise to his spot on the field being called “Revis Island.”
Nobody wanted to be in that place because they experienced failure more often than not.
It’s that extraordinary talent that made Revis a part of the league’s 2010s All-Decade Team.
The Pittsburgh alumnus played 11 seasons for five teams and won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2014.
He became a First-Team All-Pro member four times and a Pro Bowler for seven seasons.
Revis finished his career with 497 total tackles, 139 pass deflections, and 29 interceptions.
Those numbers could be enough to enshrine him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as early as 2023.
But though there’s no argument that Revis was a tough matchup during his prime, some people like NFL insider Dov Kleiman poke at him with highlights like this one.
Very random. Safety help on this one. Saved a TD with tackle. Good one though. 🤣🤣🤣
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) June 29, 2022
But while Kleiman interprets the play that way, Revis clapped back at Kleiman by saying, “Very random. Safety help on this one. Saved a TD with tackle. Good one though.”
Revis has a point because Welker could have scored if not for his effort to chase him down.
Unfortunately, Brady still threw a touchdown pass on the next possession.
There Is No Doubting Revis’ Excellence
The fact that he had a moniker for his excellent play is enough proof that he has done it consistently.
Football fans and experts give credit to where it’s due and Revis deserves the praise as one of the best during his heyday.
Aside from individual accolades, winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots completes his career.
For that reason, he should have his bronze bust in Canton and his gold jacket soon.