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Former Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis has officially announced his retirement from the NFL.



Drafted in 2007 by the New York Jets, Revis quickly made a name for himself and became one of the league's premiere corners, earning the nickname "Revis Island" along the way. He found his way to New England in 2014 and was the missing piece to a Patriots defense that was one of the best in the league that season.

Revis won his only Super Bowl with New England that season when the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

After that season, he went back to New York to play two more seasons with the Jets and then finished his career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. By the time he got to Kansas City, though, it was clear that he was cooked. Revis acknowledged as much once the Chiefs' season ended in the Wild Card round.

He finishes his career with 29 interceptions and 140 passes defended in 11 seasons.

On a personal note, Revis is one of my favorite Patriots who didn't stick around too long. When I think of the number 24, I think of Ty Law, but Revis wore it as well as anyone I've seen, and he may have been the best cornerback to play in New England since Law.

Patriots fans knew how good he was when he came here, which made him even more fun to watch. His signature finger wag after picking off Andrew Luck in the AFC Championship Game that year and the video of he and Tom Brady freaking out on the sideline just a few minutes after always gets me fired up.

It's also insanely satisfying to know his biggest accomplishment came with the Patriots instead of the Jets.

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Jesse Gaunce 7/18/2018 01:16:00 PM Edit
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