New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis shoots a fantastic Sports Illustrated cover in grand, retro style bringing us back to Joe Namath.

By Robby Sabo

If there’s one painfully obvious truth football fans in the city know about the New York Jets, it’s that one man basically comprises their entire history.

Joe Namath was that guy for obvious reasons.

During a much simpler time in this country, Namath represented a new culture and attitude in sports. One that mixed celebrity and fame with sports, while showcasing a unique swagger that hadn’t been witnessed prior.

Sports Illustrated realized this and capitalized to the fullest. They’ve also recently realized the return of cornerback Darrelle Revis deserved some special attention as well.

Revis – who rejoined the Jets after a two year absence – agreed to recreate two of the more iconic images with Sports Illustrated that has carried with Namath’s fame through all these years.

One was the cover photo in front of Times Square while the other came from Miami as Joe Willie bandied about a plethora of topics with reporters while he kicked it poolside.

Revis, of course, won the Super Bowl with the hated New England Patriots a season ago. Jets fans can only hope he brings the same success back to his real team in 2015.

The newest edition of SI (with Revis on the cover) is set to hit news-stands on Wednesday.

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