NFL Star Makes Surprising Retirement Announcement

Robert McGreevy | Contributor

Former New York Jet cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement on Twitter today.

The 33-year-old lauds his own career while noting that the shutdown corner — a term he popularized if not embodied — is nearly extinct.

The 7-time Pro Bowler was at times considered the best at his position, and one of the few shutdown corners in the league, especially during his time with the Jets. Revis also had brief stints with the New England Patriots and  Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He ended this past year playing in a few games for the Kansas City Chiefs.

At his peak, Revis Island, as he was known, was almost untouchable in the passing game, and his dominance was often wasted on the ever-disappointing Jets.

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He did, however, finally earn that sweet taste of victory when he helped the Patriots win the 2014 Superbowl.

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In honor of his farewell to the league, enjoy this highlight reel of his pure dominance.

Robert McGreevy

Contributor

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