Walter Iooss re-creates his iconic 1969 poolside portrait of Joe Namath with NFL star Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis recently rejoined the New York Jets, a turn of events that Sports Illustrated explores in a cover story that finds affinities between Revis and Jets legend Joe Namath.

“I see a lot of similarities between Darrelle Revis and Joe Namath,” says senior writer Greg Bishop. “They’re both kind of the stars of the league, they’ve both made great impacts on teams, they’ve both won a Super Bowl ring. I think what Darrelle wants most is to bring a Super Bowl to the Jets, which is something that hasn’t happened since Joe was playing.”

In fact, the magazine asked Walter Iooss to re-create his iconic 1969 shot of Broadway Joe poolside with reporters in Fort Lauderdale for the story.

“Revis made it work,” Walter told the New York Post, which wrote about the photo. “Just imagine Tom Brady or Russell Wilson sitting poolside for that picture today. Not going to happen. Revis did it, though. He was great.”

Below, Walter’s photo of Revis and his famous photo of Namath.

 

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Darrelle Revis in Joe Namath’s famous pose, with Namath himself by his side. Photo by Walter Iooss.

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Joe Namath in 1969. Photo by Walter Iooss.

 

 

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