In return for Revis we got this year's Defensive Rookie of the year, DE Sheldon Richardson. I hope the second half of our trade with you turns out to be just as productive.
I have noticed several misunderstanding about the type of player Revis is. He is a shut down CB, which means that QB’s will not throw in his direction since he is great in breaking up pass plays. The Jets put him on the #1 WR of the other team, without any help from a safety, and Revis would take him out of the game, hence Revis Island. But Revis was not a play maker, who would turn the game around in one play. If you look at his history, he never had many interceptions, or forced fumbles, in fact I believe Sherman has as many interceptions this year as Revis has had in his whole career, and this was Revis’ best year for interceptions. Revis is a complete CB who is not afraid to tackle in the running game. He is a player who is reliable and will give it his all on every play, he is a very good CB, but not splashy. However, he had the benefit of the NY media machine and a coach who loved him and Rex designed his whole defense around him, so Revis was presented as more then he was. What you saw this year is pretty much who Revis is.