In only the second game of the 2012 NFL season for the New York Jets, arguably the best cornerback in the league and the best defensive player on the Jets went down for the season after suffering a torn ACL injury. Darrelle Revis recorded one interception, recovered one fumble and defended three passes before going down with the season-ending knee injury leaving speculation heading into the off-season about whether or not the Jets would attempt to trade the superstar corner.
With Revis continuing to deal with trade rumors and talk of the team actively pursuing a deal to send him elsewhere, the veteran corner has also been battling up-and-coming cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks on Twitter.
Sherman made an impression in 2012 with eight interceptions, 24 passes defended and three forced fumbles for the Seahawks. As a result of the breakout season, Sherman earned All-Pro honors as well as talk of being the new best corner in the NFL.
Although Sherman could’ve simply let his play on the field do the talking from here on out, the up-and-comer decided to call out Revis by comparing his stats to the veteran’s via Twitter:
“Women lie, men lie, numbers don’t lie” twitter.com/RSherman_25/st…
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 25, 2013
Revis quickly responded to Sherman’s tweet on Wednesday by replying with the following:
I never seen a man before run his mouth so much like girl. This dude just steady putting my name in his mouth to get notoriety @rsherman_25
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 20, 2013
As of right now, there’s no telling which corner will be consider the best among the rest in the NFL next season. Sherman has definitely started to make an impact in Seattle while Revis continues to recover from knee surgery. Not only is there no telling whether or not Revis will be able to bounce back from the knee injury and surgery, the veteran corner will likely be playing for another team next season with the Jets’ front office currently fielding trade offers for the perennial Pro Bowler.