Jets fans are well aware that Darrelle Revis is the best (and most valuable) defensive player in the NFL, but it seems the rest of the players in the NFL have spoken, and they agree: Revis in indeed the best of the best.
On Wednesday evening, NFL Network’s popular off-season “Top 100″ Players list revealed the top ten players of 2012; Revis came in 5th in the rankings, finishing ahead of 2011 defensive MVP Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, Patrick Willis, and DeMarcus Ware.
Some fans were rather upset to learn that Calvin Johnson was ranked higher than Darrelle Revis (the receiver came in third), especially considering Revis dominated Megatron and held him to only ONE catch when the two faced off in 2010.
Personally, I really don’t let any of the rankings on the Top 100 list upset me. The Top 100 voting is done by NFL players, and while it’s wonderful to be respected by your peers, it’s only a list put together for a television special.
The fact is, Revis is the best defensive player in the NFL, so who really cares if Calvin Johnson was voted one spot ahead of him on a list for NFL Network? What we should really be worried about is whether or not Revis’ little hiney is going to show up for camp in Cortland — that is what actually matters.
In all seriousness, congratulations to Revis. He has certainly earned the distinction. Hopefully the Jets and Revis can work out something to his satisfaction this off-season so he can earn himself a Defensive MVP Award. And of course, a Super Bowl Ring.
Speaking of Revis, ESPN’s NFL Scout Matthew Williamson and former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker talked about Revis and his contract situation - along with the rest of the Jets defense – in the most recent edition of ESPN’s Football Today podcast. Tucker had a pretty interesting take on things, and offered some insight from a former player’s point of view. I strongly suggest all fans check it out.