To no surprise, after just five years of enjoying retirement, New York Jets legend Darrelle Revis is up for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Jets’ first-round draft pick in 2007 is one of 15 modern-era finalists for the 2023 class. Rightfully so, Revis is just inches away from being a first-ballot Hall of Famer in Canton.
Next month at the NFL Honors, right before the Super Bowl, is when the 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be unveiled. For Revis, this would come just months after joining the Jets Ring of Honor.
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New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis’ special, HOF career:
Over his 11-year NFL career, eight of which were spent with the Jets, Revis attained generational success that changed the game. Revis’ prime four-year run with the Jets took place from 2008-11 that will forever be engrained in NFL history. Over those four seasons, Revis recorded 15 interceptions, 78 passes defended, with a whopping 31 in 2009, and most importantly, propelled the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship games in 2009 and 2010, in which the Jets won four road playoff games.
Revis had two different stints with the Jets. His first from 2007-12, and his second from 2015-16. Revis played 108 games for the Jets (145 for his career). Throughout his eight years with the Jets, Revis totaled 25 interceptions, and 112 passes defended.
When it came to single-season interception totals with the Jets, Revis had at least three takeaways five times. In his career year, 2009, he had his personal best of six interceptions. Revis had five interceptions in 2008 and 2015. He totaled four in 2011. Even as a rookie in 2007, Revis recorded three interceptions.
In terms of passes defended, as stated above, Revis recorded a ridiculous 31 in 2009, which is comfortably the most for a single season in NFL history. After that, he broke up 21 passes in 2011, 17 as a rookie in 2007, and 16 in 2008. His 10 recorded in 2010 simply came as a result of the fact that teams would not throw at him.
Not only did Revis have six interceptions, 31 passes defended, and help get the Jets to the AFC Championship in 2009, but he shut down some of the league’s best all year long.
Revis achieved such great accolades as a Super Bowl Champion (2014), four-time first-team All-Pro (2009-11, 2014), and seven-time Pro Bowler (2008-11, 2013-15).
Revis made a special impact as a cornerback that teams would not even try to test him. He was the catalyst to making the position as important as it is and so valuable to every team.
Along with Revis, another Jet great defensive lineman, Joe Klecko, a member of The Sack Exchange in the 80s, is also a Hall of Fame finalist, once again. It would be awesome for the Jets to get two of the best players in the history of the franchise, both who are in the Jets Ring of Honor, in the Hall of Fame this year.