Darrelle Revis sparks the New England Patriots - New York Jets rivalry early

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Darrelle Revis has already began to stoke the fires in the AFC East ahead of the upcoming NFL season.

The New England Patriots Cornerback joined Bill Belichick's men this summer after spending one year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The all-pro has now revealed that before choosing to sign with the Patriots, he requested his agent to enquire about a return to his former team and divisional rival, the New York Jets.

Revis is a new recruit in a defence trying to cover the loss of Aqib Talib and his latest comments have began the pre-season jousting.

Revealing that you asked for your agent to reach out to one of your biggest NFL rivals whilst at your new team just before pre-season begins is a very risky strategy.

He has saved himself however by developing his comments claiming that he's happy where he is and is building strong connections with his new team-mates.

Despite claiming it is: "weird" to be suiting up with one of the AFC East rivals of the team he spent six years with, he admits he is enjoying life in Foxborough.

Revis has simply expressed his desire to play football, claiming: "I always look at it as long as I'm playing the game that I love, it really doesn't matter.

"I'm a Patriot. I'm excited to be here."

Perhaps even better for Patriots fans, Revis claims to be in the best shape of his career and he is all set for the upcoming season.

A interesting year

The New England Patriots have won nine of the last 10 AFC East championships including last year where two teams were locked on 8-8 records (Miami Dolphins and the Jets).

The Patriots have barely had any competition in their division in recent years but the 2014 NFL season could be a turning point for the division.

The Jets have had a very positive off-season adding names like former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick and former Denver Broncos Runningback Knowshon Moreno.

Amongst most NFL analysts the Jets are believed to have a very real chance of making the post-season this year but can they challenge the Patriots for domination in the AFC East?

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