Former NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis took a few gambles on the field against opposing offenses, and now the former All-Pro defensive back is already back to his old ways – only this time, Revis has partnered with a New Jersey online sportsbook.
The 33-year-old Revis has officially become an ambassador to sports betting for PointsBet, an online sportsbook that says it “is completely different to fixed odds betting because your potential winnings or losses from a bet aren’t fixed, but variable right until the end of the game.”
In addition to serving as both a business partner and sports betting ambassador for PointsBet, Revis has also begun creating videos and articles to provide advice aimed at helping NFL betting fans make wagers for a feature being referred to as "The Darrelle Revis Sports Betting Academy.”
Want to learn more about sports betting? The Darrelle Revis Betting Academy is here to help.— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) January 17, 2019
NFL star @Revis24 takes you through the basics of PointsBetting, where every point matters. #PBStaySharppic.twitter.com/PK99T0z7xv
“Staying sharp on the field has aligned me with premium companies in the business world,” Revis recently told Sports Illustrated. “I think that’s why PointsBet and I partnered up, because I believe in some of their core values.”
How PointsBet Works
PointsBet is no typical sports betting website with typical point spread betting, however. What makes this entity different is that PointsBet functions through a scale that operates under a “the more you’re right, the more you win and the more you’re wrong, the more you lose” basis, according to its website.
For example, if a bettor places a wager that wins by one point – otherwise known as a unit – that bettor would win 1x the amount at stake. If a bettor were to win a bet by two units, then they would win 2x the stake. On the other hand, though, if a bettor were to lose their bet by 10 units, then 10x the original stake would be lost.
“It just goes back to taking those risks,” Revis told Sports Illustrated. “You perform well, you take those risks. I took risks in my career, especially at the negotiating table. In Tampa, I took a six-year, $96 million deal with no guarantees. Those are some of the risks that you might take. Everybody else might not want to be that risky based on them not having the job security.”
A Notable Career
Although his cleats are now back on the shelf, let us not forget that Revis was quite the player during his time as a NFL cornerback.
Originally selected by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Pittsburgh, he spent the majority of his NFL tenure as a member of “Gang Green” while serving two separate stints in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Revis also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs along the way.
Over the course of 145 regular-season appearances atop the highest level, he recorded 494 total tackles, 29 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles and two sacks.
Revis, a Super Bowl Champion as a member of the Patriots, also reached seven Pro Bowls and was named to four All-Pro teams. His NFL career came to an end after suiting up for the aforementioned Chiefs during the 2017-18 season.