“I get harassed every day on Twitter [by Jets fans], and I barely even tweet. And you just get tired of it,” Revis told Hubbuch. “You’ve got to have a backbone, because guys are saying, ‘F–k you!’ and ‘I want to kill you!’ It’s crazy, but I’ve been getting death threats from them since my first holdout [in 2010]. It’s just bitter Jets fans.”
Revis missed most of the 2012 season with an ACL injury, and new Jets general manager John Idzik seemed non-committal about Revis’ future with the team from the start. After a lot of contentious comments back and forth, the Jets traded Revis to the Buccaneers for Tampa Bay’s first-round pick in the 2013 draft. The Jets used that pick on Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, a serious contender for Defensive Rookie of the Year. The Jets, however, took Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with their own first-round pick, and Milliner has not performed well to date.