Joe Klecko, NY Jets, Hall of Fame
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New York Jets icons Darrelle Revis and Joe Klecko have been officially immortalized in Canton, Ohio

On Saturday afternoon, New York Jets legends Darrelle Revis and Joe Klecko were officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Revis and Klecko gave speeches and had their busts unveiled. The pair received its gold jackets on Friday.

Jets fans in attendance made their voices heard. With the Jets having been in town for the Hall of Fame Game two days earlier, there were plenty of Jets fans who stuck around to support Klecko and Revis.

Klecko candidly joked about wishing he played in today’s league to take advantage of the rising salaries. The Jets’ 1977 sixth-round pick compared his once-position-leading $700K salary to Aaron Donald’s current position-leading salary of $31.7 million, joking how his “entire salary was [Donald’s] point seven.”

Darrelle Revis took the podium after Klecko.

In a special moment, Revis unveiled his Hall of Fame bust with the help of his mother.

During his Hall of Fame speech, Revis credited Deion Sanders for being his idol at the cornerback position. “What Jordan is to Kobe… Is Prime to Revis Island,” Revis said of his now-fellow Hall of Famer.

Revis also shouted out the Jets’ fanbase, calling Jets fans “the best fans in the world.” In response, the fans in attendance let out a loud “J-E-T-S” chant, to which Revis replied, “Man, it feels like MetLife Stadium in here!”

As a franchise, the New York Jets have enjoyed a nice run of recognition in Canton over the past few years. Back in 2020, 14-year Jets left tackle Winston Hill was posthumously inducted, and in 2019, eight-year Jets center Kevin Mawae was inducted. Short-term Jets such as Alan Faneca (2021), Ed Reed (2019), Ty Law (2019), LaDainian Tomlinson (2017), and Jason Taylor (2017) have also been inducted recently.

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