NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jets fans will want to pick up a copy of this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands on Wednesday.
In an effort to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its issue featuring Joe Namath, SI is recreating its iconic “Football Goes Show Biz” cover from July 1965, this time showcasing Darrelle Revis, easily the team’s most recognizable player.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccinations Suspended Across Tri-State As Federal Health Officials Investigate Rare Blood Clots
On the cover, Revis — arguably the best cornerback in the NFL — strikes a Namath-like pose to the left of an inserted headline which reads “One Man Is An Island.”
In the cover story, the six-time Pro Bowler admitted that he considered retiring three years ago, and revealed how happy he is to be back with the Jets.READ MORE: MTA Survey Finds 87% Of Lapsed Subway Riders Say Safety Is Biggest Factor In Return To Mass Transit
“I feel like I’ve been on the road the last two years,” the four-time First-Team All-Pro told the magazine. “I never wanted to leave. I’m coming home.”
The 30-year-old also took a bit of a shot at former teammate Mark Sanchez, who he played with in New Jersey from 2009-12.
“We almost made it (in 2009 and ’10), and we didn’t have a quarterback,” Revis told Sports Illustrated. “Mark was solid. He wasn’t elite.”
Revis was drafted by the Jets in the first round (14th overall) in 2007. He was traded to the Buccaneers in 2013 and signed with the Patriots a year later. The veteran helped New England win Super Bowl XLIX.MORE NEWS: Sam Metcalfe, Paralyzed By Stray Bullet In Brooklyn, Speaks Out: 'The Person Who Shot Me Was Hunting A Young Man'