Darrelle Revis maintains loyalty to the Patriots 9 years after his one season there

Super Bowl XLIX - New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks
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When it was announced in March of 2014 that New York Jets great Darrelle Revis was signing a one-year contract with the Patriots, an overwhelmingly loud gasp could be heard in New England.

He had been a consistent thorn in the Patriots' side during his first six years with the Jets, being named to five Pro Bowls and three First-Team All-Pros before signing with his longtime rival team. But now he was a part of the Patriots, seemingly disrespecting his loyalty to the New York franchise, and it only got worse as the season went on.

Not only did they beat the Jets twice that season, but they went on an iconic postseason run that resulted in their first Super Bowl win in ten years, forever cementing Revis as a part of Patriots history.

It was the first trip to the championship game for the cornerback, while also adding a fifth Pro Bowl selection and a fourth First-Team All-Pro honor.

Unsurprisingly, Jets fans didn't take too kindly to seeing this unfold for their beloved former owner of Revis Island and held a grudge toward the man even though he returned to New York the following season.

To this day, it appears the fans can't let go of the fact that Revis won a ring with the enemy, as an apparent Jets loyalist tweeted Revis asking him to "renounce the Super Bowl and the year [you] played for New England please."

Unfortunately for this fan, Revis refuses to do so.

Considering how long he was a New York Jet and suffered at the hands of Tom Brady for so many years, it's interesting to see Revis' mindset remain loyal to the Patriots, even though he only spent one season there.

As we all know, there's no loyalty in sports, but it is often difficult to digest when it's an iconic player associated with one franchise for so long. And apparently, Jets fans are still learning to accept that Revis will always be a member of the Super Bowl Championship-winning Patriots team of the 2014 season.