Over the last two years, Darrelle Revis has moved around a lot. How could we forget his first stint with the New York Jets? He clearly established himself as the premiere cornerback in the league. Whenever you watched the Jets, the one question that everybody asked was who was Revis defending? He was always lined up on the opposition’s number one receiver. After the 2012 season, the rumors swirled about his future in Green and White. Revis would be traded to Tampa Bay where he was misused at the position. 2014, he signed a one year deal to play for the Patriots and Revis island was back. He showed he could still handle his business and reclaimed the title as the best cornerback in the league. He had an immediate impact on a Patriots defense that struggled over the years to find a balance. I literally saw him shut down A.J. Green, T.Y. Hilton twice and Keenan Allen. He won his first Super Bowl this year. The big question was would the Patriots pick up or decline his option for another season and they declined the option which made him a free agent. Revis Island is heading back to where the island originally started. He’s going back to the Jets on a five-year/$30 million deal.
The cornerback position has been discussed heavily over the last few seasons. Right now, if I needed a guy that was available on the market, I’m taking Revis Island. Richard Sherman is an elite corner but he has two great safeties playing behind him in Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Revis is the definition of a shutdown corner. He wants to be lined up on the other teams go to guy. He plays man coverage underneath and shuts down an entire side of the football field and makes a quarterback think twice about throwing in his direction. He’s earned the island for a reason. No matter who the receiver is, he’s going to be erased by #24. He’s not the biggest guy at the position but he’s known to bully a bigger receiver. I’ve seen this guy shut down Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, Steve Smith, Reggie Wayne, Vincent Jackson, Randy Moss and Megatron and make them look lost on the field. He’ll make this Jets defense much better and he can mentor the young guys in that secondary such as Calvin Pryor and Dee Milliner.