There are no secrets — or bad blood — between Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis.
The quarterback and cornerback have gone from rivals to teammates back to rivals, with Revis helping Brady and the New England Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX last year before rejoining the New York Jets in the offseason. On Sunday, they will re-establish their dynamic as opponents when the Patriots host the Jets.
After years of tussles in the AFC East and in practice together, the relationship between Brady and Revis is one of mutual respect.
“There was a lot of competition in practice last year with him, and he makes it tough,” Brady said, according to the Boston Globe. “His instincts are incredible out there. He’s one of those guys who sees everything on the field. He sees the formations and routes and splits and anything pre-snap that can help him get an idea of whether the ball is coming his way or if it’s going the other [way] or if it’s a run or pass or deep throw or short throw.”