Revis honored as TSN's comeback player of year
Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis, who bounced back from a torn knee ligament in 2012 to return to the Pro Bowl in his first season in Tampa Bay, was honored Wednesday by The Sporting News as its Comeback Player of the Year.
The Bucs made a considerable investment in Revis, sending a 2013 first-round draft pick and a 2014 third-rounder to acquire him, then signing him to a six-year, $96-million contract, albeit one without any guaranteed money. Just last week, Revis made comments to the Times about playing under former Bucs coach Greg Schiano, saying the atmosophere was bad enough that many players didn't enjoy coming to One Buc Place.
Revis' honor is the first by TSN for a Bucs player since the 2008 season, when receiver Antonio Bryant earned the comeback award. No Bucs player has ever earned the comeback awards given by the Associated Press or the Pro Football Writers Association.