Darrelle Revis established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL as a member of the New York Jets. On Sunday, he will appear in his first ever Super Bowl as a member of the New England Patriots.
Given that he spent six seasons with the Jets, Revis was asked on Tuesday if he feels sympathetic toward Jets fans since they have to watch their former All-Pro corner fight for a championship while wearing their most hated rival’s uniform.
“Do I feel sorry for the Jets’ fans? Um, not really,” Revis said, per Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “It’s not really my call. I didn’t make the call. Management made the call at that time, and they felt it was best to get rid of me. So that’s the situation. That’s how I look at it.”
The Jets were given a rare second chance to bring Revis back after his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lasted just one season. In fact, Revis reportedly wanted to return to New York and had the Jets at the top of his list after the Bucs cut him.
After coming up short by losing two AFC Championship Games with the Jets, Revis admitted that doubt started to set in.
“There’s always doubt, especially going through [seven] years of not really accomplishing what you set out to accomplish — getting to a Super Bowl and winning it,” he said. “That’s why it’s so humbling to finally be here.”