Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw Darrelle Revis in a Jets uniform several times. As he prepares to face Revis in a Buccaneers uniform for the first time, Brady says Revis is the best cornerback he has ever played against, and he thinks Revis is just as good now, post-knee surgery, as ever.
“He looks like the same,” Brady said. “There’s nothing negative about his playing style, there’s nothing negative about his skill set. He can really do it all. He’s fast, he’s quick, matches up against small guys, matches up against big guys. He’s really long, he’s really strong, he’s patient. Some guys you really guess all the time and sometimes you guess wrong, he never guesses wrong. He’s smart, he sees the whole field. I’ve never played against anyone who is as good as him. He’s as good as there is that I’ve ever played against, so you just have to be careful when you throw his way because you know he’s going to be close.”
Brady named a few other cornerbacks he has played with and against whom he particularly respects, but he said that if he had to pick one who’s at the very top, he’d pick Revis.
“I mean there are some great corners I’ve been able to play against: Champ Bailey, Patrick Surtain, and that goes back a few years, but yeah Charles Woodson, I mean I love the way he plays the game still. But I mean Darrelle is certainly at the top,” Brady said.
One cornerback Brady didn’t mention was Richard Sherman, who may have something to say about that list. But in Brady’s mind, there’s no one like Revis.