Joe Namath and Don Maynard are the only two Hall of Famers who played most of their careers with the New York Jets, but neither one will go down in history as the greatest Jet of them all.
At least, not according to Jets coach Rex Ryan, who says Darrelle Revis will be remembered as the best ever to put on a Jets uniform.
“One day we’re gonna say that this is the best Jet in the history of the New York Jet franchise, I believe that,” Ryan said as part of NFL Network’s look at Revis for its ongoing Top 100 players series. “And I think we’re gonna also see him in Canton one day.”
Ryan has previously called Revis the best player in the NFL, so high praise from coach to player is nothing new. But this takes it up another notch: Ryan is saying that Revis, who’s only 25 years old, is putting together a resume that will have him considered not only among the greats of his era, but among the greats of all time.