Revis is elite and irreplaceable 

June, 30, 2010

Today's winners in Stats & Analytics:

Jets fans, Darrelle Revis, Rex Ryan

Today's losers:

AFC wide receivers, Lito Sheppard

Shaun Assael's excellent profile of Darrelle Revis, which just came out in ESPN The Magazine, is a story about a man meeting his moment. The Jets cornerback had one long highlight reel of a season last year, peaking as his team surpassed expectations and made it to the AFC Championship Game, and he's just settling into the lifestyle of a New York superstar.

So is Revis worth the contract extension he wants, one that would pay him something like the $15.2 million per year that Oakland CB Nnamdi Asomugha gets?

Peter Keating

ESPN Senior Writer
Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. His column, The Numbers, appears in every issue.