NFL news: Darrelle Revis announces his retirement
One of the greatest cornerbacks of this generation, Darrelle Revis, has decided to hang up his cleats and retire from the NFL. Revis took to Twitter with a statement announcing that he is officially retiring from the NFL and he is ready to “pursue new ventures in different industries.”
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) July 18, 2018
Revis is going down as one of the best cornerbacks to ever play the game, and he should be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame soon after he is eligible.
Revis spent most of his time with the New York Jets and will be remembered as one of the better players to ever wear the green and white. He also spent some time with the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2014 with the Patriots, Revis was a big reason that the team hoisted the Lombardi Trophy.
Revis early on earned the nickname “Revis Island” because week in and week out he was put on an island with the opponents best player and he would shut them down. He played 145 games in his career finishing with 29 interceptions and three touchdowns.
He signed last November with the Chiefs and struggled with his effort at times, even being called out by Brandon Marshall for his hustle against the Tennessee Titans.
If Revis is going to give that type of effort. He needs to just hang the cleats up then
— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh) January 7, 2018
Revis did say after last season that he would like to play at least one more season but no one bit on giving him another chance and he has decided to retire instead of waiting around to get another shot in the league.