Jets Release Darrelle Revis

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The New York Jets have released cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Revis was allegedly involved in an altercation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a couple of weeks ago. He has been charged with four felonies as a result of it. Those felonies are two counts of aggravated assault, one count of robbery, and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault in addition to being charged with the misdemeanor of making terroristic threats.

After having an awful 2016 season and being involved in this type of criminal activity, it would appear as though Revis’ NFL career is over. While he was one of the best if not the best cornerback in the NFL in his prime, this recent run-in with the law will cost his legacy dearly.

Revis, 31, has been in the NFL for 10 seasons and played for the Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the New England Patriots. This past season, he played in 15 games and recorded 53 tackles, 1 interception, 5 passes defensed, and 1 stuff.

Over his 10-year NFL career, Revis has played in 140 games and recorded 483 tackles, 2 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries, 29 interceptions, 3 touchdowns, 137 passes defensed, and 8 stuffs. He also won the Super Bowl in the 2014 season with the Patriots.

Revis’ career highs in a single NFL season are 16 games played (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 with the Jets, 2013 with the Buccaneers, and 2014 with the Patriots), 87 tackles (2007 with the Jets), 1 sack (2008 with the Jets and 2013 with the Buccaneers), 2 forced fumbles (2013 with the Buccaneers), 2 fumble recoveries (2008 and 2010 with the Jets), 6 interceptions (2009 with the Jets), 1 touchdown (2008, 2009, and 2011 with the Jets), 31 passes defensed (2009 with the Jets), and 3 stuffs (2013 with the Buccaneers).


-Asher Fair