Recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last September against the Dolphins in Miami, the 5-foot-11, 198 pound Revis was traded to the Bucs for the 13th overall pick in last month’s draft.
“The first time I step out there, I’ll be fine,” said Revis, 27, who signed a six-year contract worth $96 million with Tampa Bay. “I call it just getting ready for Week 1. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Jets, the Bills, it doesn’t matter who it is.”
Although there are zero guarantees a cornerback with a reconstructed knee can again thrive in a collision sport, Revis will likely mend and continue providing blanket coverage in the secondary.
Coming off a 7-9 record in the NFC South, Revis is the type of superstar that could help propel the Bucs to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
A three-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler, Darrelle Revis is a truly tremendous ballplayer whose incredible pass protection skills prevent offenses from functioning properly.
Already making cuts and changing directions in drills, the 2009 AFC Defensive Player of the Year will flourish competing at Raymond James Stadium and ignite the “Cigar City” as a Buccaneer this autumn.by