Former New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending what is surely a Hall of Fame career.
“For the past 11 years, it has truly been an honor to showcase one my greatest gifts to the world,” Revis wrote in a statement. “Today I am closing a chapter in my life that I once dreamed of as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League. The game of football has opened doors for me I once thought were nearly impossible to get through. My passion to play the game at an elite level brought fun and excitement to the term ‘shutdown corner’ which was nearly on the verge of extinction. Covering some of the toughest assignments in league history was a challenge every Sunday, but also an honor within this game we all love.
“I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, and mentors who have made a significant impact in my life and helped to create amazing memories that my family and I will cherish for a lifetime. I’m excited as to what lies ahead as I pursue new ventures in different industries. Long live Revis Island.”
Revis is best known for his single season with the New England Patriots in 2014, where he was named First Team All Pro and helped the team to their first Super Bowl championship in a decade. The Patriots saved Revis from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and maximized his ability.
After leaving the Patriots, Revis played two seasons in New York and one with the Kansas City Chiefs. It is unknown to this day what Revis was doing from 2007-2012 in the NFL, but Revis is considered one of the best cornerbacks in NFL history.
I know that I’ll remember Revis for his time with the Patriots, and I’m sure everyone will think of New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis in his New England Patriots uniform holding that Lombardi Trophy he won as a member of the New England Patriots- a feat he could not accomplish on any other team- when he’s inducted into Canton.