The New York Jets suffered a big blow on Monday, learning that that Darrelle Revis will miss the rest of the 2012 NFL season.
The cornerback tore his ACL in Sunday’s win against Miami. The Jets beat Dolphins 23-20 in overtime to go to 2-1.
Rex Ryan made the announcement at a Monday afternoon press conference. The head coach said the team is prepared to move on without their star defensive back.
“Everybody has to step up. That’s it,” proclaimed Ryan.
Kyle Wilson will step in to replace Revis. The cornerback has played in every game since being drafted out of Boise State in 2010. He started in place of Revis in Week 2, who missed the contest with a concussion.
When Revis left Sunday's game on a non-contact injury, the Jets organization feared that the corner might be done for the year. Linebacker Calvin Pace said after the game that the team could still compete without Revis.
“It’s huge, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it devastating,” Pace said. “We’ve got enough guys who have played. At the end of the day in this league, it’s just the next-man-up mentality.
Revis is considered by many to be the best defensive player in the league. He’s made it to the Pro Bowl in each of the past four seasons, and was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.