New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was recently profiled in a Sports Illustrated story. Part of the story involved Revis reflecting on his previous stint with the Jets, including the team's deep playoff runs in 2009 and 2010. Revis now admits that the Jets were held back by now-Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez. Via New York Daily News:
""We almost made it, and we didn’t have a quarterback," Revis told SI. The story then notes how Revis maybe realized how that came across and added "Mark was solid. He wasn’t elite.""
Ouch. 'Didn't have a quarterback' is a pretty harsh way to publicly recall a former teammate, deserved or not. It seems like Revis felt the need soften the original statement by adding that last part.
Revis isn't wrong when he says Sanchez wasn't an elite quarterback during his tenure with the Jets. But his playoff numbers really weren't shabby: 4-2 record in six games played, 9 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 60.5% completion, 7.5 yards per attempt, and a 94.3 quarterback rating. That rating, by the way, currently ranks seventh among NFL career playoff passer rating leaders.
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