Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis’ career has come to an end.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, former All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis will retire after an 11-year career.
Revis spent one season in Tampa Bay back in 2013 where he started all 16 games and intercepted two passes.
Arguably the best corner of his generation, his time with the Buccaneers won’t be remembered fondly. Tampa traded a first-round pick, a third-round pick and signed him to a massive six-year, $96 million deal in 2013.
After a 4-12 season and Greg Schiano’s departure, new general manager Jason Licht wasn’t going to keep Revis’ albatross contract around. Revis then took his talents to New England and earned a Super Bowl ring.
In his lone season with Tampa, Revis was still playing at a high level. The motivation may not have been there due the lack of success the team was having, but the relationship never seemed to have a chance to begin with.
Sadly, most Bucs fans won’t be able to look back on Revis’ career in a truly positive light. He wasn’t around for very long and his contract was what made most of the headlines, not his play.
There’s no question Revis will go down as one of the greatest cornerbacks of all-time. Revis will enter the Hall of Fame in a few years and “Revis Island” will be remembered for generations.
In his prime, he shut down entire sides of the field. As NFL offenses put more and more emphasis on the pass, Revis was one of the few who made coordinators think twice.
In his career, he racked up 29 interceptions and 411 tackles. He made the Pro Bowl seven times and was a four-time All-Pro.