The New England Patriots are an incredibly popular football team, clad in Super Bowl rings. That doesn’t mean everyone on the squad loves it there. Former NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis revealed he did not enjoy his time playing for New England Patriots in a season that led Patriots to a Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks, according to CBS Boston.
Revis appeared on the “I Am Athlete” podcast to talk about his career highlights including his one-year stay with the Patriots. When asked whether or not he liked his time there, the 36-year-old came up with a straightforward “No.”
After spending much of his 11-year career playing for the New York Jets, Revis signed with Patriots for a single season. He played all 16 games for the team during 2014 and was part of their eventual triumph over the Seahawks at Super Bowl XLIX.
Even the huge win could not keep him contended. The star cornerback did not sign an extension with the Patriots and returned to the Jets in 2015. Revis did not mince his words when talking about his decision to leave the Patriots and resign with his long-time team.
“When you deal with the things up there, it’s a little bit strenuous and nobody likes it in the locker room. That’s to be honest — nobody. Nobody likes it! If you look at Tom right now, he’s having the best time of his career, because he’s in Tampa, he’s down there having a great time.”
Revis retired from the NFL in 2018, after having played 11 seasons in the league. His athletic prowess as well as the ability to engage even the best receiver on the opposing team earned him the nickname “Revis Island,” which he trademarked last year.
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