- Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner3 mths ago
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Well, those green and white Darrelle Revis jerseys are good for something, at least.
New York Jets fans expected to see Revis, largely considered the league's best cornerback over the past four seasons, to be with the franchise until he retired. But the Jets traded away Revis to Tampa Bay this past April, likely a shrewd move given that he could have opted out of his contract after this season.
He left behind plenty of unfulfilled expectations as the team twice made the AFC championship game during his six years as a Jet but never made the Super Bowl. He also left behind plenty of disappointed fans with Revis jerseys. As the team's star player, he had one of the most common jerseys worn at MetLife Stadium.
Now that Revis is with the Buccaneers, it becomes a challenge for Jets fans to wear his jersey to games. It is one thing to wear a retired player's jersey; it is another when that star player was traded away and left many fans with a sour taste in their collective mouth.