After all, he had four First-Team All-Pro selections, including three straight from 2009 to 2011.
Revis also has seven Pro Bowl selections and won Super Bowl XLIX with the New England Patriots.
His exploits gave rise to the term “Revis Island,” a fictional term coined because of his ability to shut down the opponent’s best wide receiver.
He proved that when he put a clamp on Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
That time Megatron visited Revis Island and left w/ only one catch for 13 yards.@Revis24 was different 🏝
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 25, 2022
It’s not easy to contain “Megatron” because he possesses a potent combination of size, speed, and athleticism.
That’s why he holds the league’s single-season record for receiving yards, even if everyone knew that the ball was going to him.
While he played only nine seasons, it was enough to put him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Georgia Tech alumnus had four All-Pro selections and six Pro Bowls.
He also led the league in receptions and touchdowns one time apiece.
Despite those accolades, Revis limited him to one catch for 13 yards.
Revis was like a shadow to Johnson during that claim and he defended what could have been a long completion.
Revis Deserves To Be Canton
Being Defensive Player of the Year is the only accolade he did not get during his 11-season career.
However, he has done enough to merit induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.
He dominated his position and struck fear among opponents.
Likewise, he has a Super Bowl title on his resume.
Therefore, his gold jacket and bronze bust were a no-brainer.
But even if you throw away the stats and the awards, locking down Johnson is a feat that he will be proud of forever.