Congratulations are in order for Darrelle Revis, who was named this week to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2010s.
Revis and the 54 other members of the All-Decade Team were determined from votes cast over the previous several weeks by the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 48-member selection committee. Only players who received at least one selection to a Pro Bowl, Associated Press All-Pro team or Pro Football Writers Association all-conference team during the 2010-19 seasons were eligible.
That was a cinch for Revis, who began his 11-year career as the Jets' first-round pick, 14th overall, out of Pittsburgh in the 2007 NFL Draft and played his first six seasons and eight seasons overall as a member of the Green & White secondary. He earned five of his seven Pro Bowl berths and three of his four All-Pro awards as a Jet.
And of course his coverage was so smothering from 2007-12 that he became the proprietor of his own mythical, magical kingdom in the NFL sea, "Revis Island," where opposing receivers were "cast away" when they went up against No. 24 and the Jets.
For his career, Revis played 145 regular-season games (142 starts) for the Jets ('07-12, '15-16), Buccaneers ('13), Patriots ('14) and Chiefs ('17). His career stat line included 496 tackles, 29 interceptions for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns, 139 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles and 12 fumble recoveries. Twenty-five of those INTs overall and 15 of them in the decade, plus the three TD returns, came as a member of the Green & White from 2010-16.
Revis joins others with Jets connections to make either an NFL All-Decade team or the AFL's All-Time Team. Four were selected to the 1960-69 AFL All-Time Team's first team — QB Joe Namath, WR Don Maynard, DE Gerry Philbin and head coach Weeb Ewbank. C Kevin Mawae was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade Team. Other players with strong ties to other teams who spent a few seasons with the Jets before being named to other All-Decades teams include safeties Ronnie Lott, Steve Atwater and Ed Reed, CB Ty Law, LB Jason Taylor, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, FB Lorenzo Neal and G Alan Faneca.
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