Let’s face it. There’s a lot of hot air being blown around Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets. From the infamous meeting at the Roscoe diner, to the on-going media blitz by owner Woody Johnson, to Revis turning down two different contracts. The truth is that there are only a few things that we do know for sure.
- Darrelle Revis’s holdout has reached 24 days.
- He has been fined over $384,000 for missing those days.
- The Jets and Revis still aren’t on the same page.
- HBO’s Hard Knocks airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST.
There have been a flurry of reports that Revis would sign a deal sometime this week and rejoin the team, as soon as today even. Jets personnel declined to comment on the Revis rumors, citing the confidentiality agreement with Revis’s agents. However there are indications that the Jets and Revis still are not close to a new deal.
Revis remains strong to his original request; to be the highest paid cornerback in the NFL at $16 million a year over ten years. He has turned down two separate offers from the Jets, a 10-year, $122 million long term deal and a short term deal that would pay him $40 million over four years.
The Jets have devoted the last six months trying to restructure Revis’s rookie contract. It was a six year, $30 million deal with about $11 million in guarantees. Coming off a career year in 2009, he is set to make roughly $1 million this season. And over the final three years he is set to make roughly $21 million. He has made $15 million thus far.
He remains, along with LB David Harris, one of the “Core Four” to not get a new deal. D’Brickashaw Ferguson signed a six year, $60 million deal early this Summer. Yesterday Nick Mangold signed a seven year, $55 million deal. Harris and the Jets have agreed to put off negotiations until the end of the season. It’s believed that it will take over $100 million in guarantees to sign the “Core Four” members.
ESPN personality and Dallas Morning New columnist, Tim Cowlishaw, has reported this week that Revis was very close to a deal as a meeting was scheduled with the Jets Tuesday night. He would reportedly be in camp by Wednesday. According to a league source however, there was no meeting planned between Revis and the Jets. And to be frank, Darrelle Revis’s first day would not be on the graveyard of a field of James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra Univeristy.
So there you have it, the summer that has been kidnapped by Darrelle Revis summed up in 400 words. I hope it cleared up all the haze in the air that’s surrounding this story. Stay with the JetsInsider.com for all your Revis updates, and all other Jets news!
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