Darrelle Revis’ career is at an end.
The former star cornerback took to Twitter to announce his retirement on Wednesday after an 11-year career that included four All-Pro nods — three of them with the Jets — and a Super Bowl ring with the 2014 Patriots.
“For the past 11 years, it has truly been an honor to showcase one of my greatest gifts to the world,” Revis wrote. “Today I am closing a chapter in my life that I once dreamed of as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League. The game of football has opened doors for me I once thought were nearly impossible to get through. My passion to play the game at an elite level brought fun and excitement to the term ‘shutdown corner’ which was nearly on the verge of extinction. Covering some of the toughest assignments in league history was a challenge every Sunday, but also an honor within this game we all love.
“I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, and mentors who have made a significant impact in my life and helped to create amazing memories that my family and I will cherish for a lifetime. I’m excited as to what lies ahead as I pursue new ventures in different industries. Long live Revis Island.”
The 33-year old played just five games with the Chiefs last season, struggling to find a home after a 2016 season in which he looked like a shell of himself. The Jets re-signed Revis after the 2014 season, inking him to a deal that included $39 million guaranteed. That contract was quickly proven folly.
Still, Jets fans will have fond memories of Revis shutting down star receiver after star receiver throughout two straight AFC title game runs in 2009 and 2010.