Darrelle Revis’ Contract: Why the New York Jets Should Pay Him

August 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Jets face a major problem with their best player as All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is disgruntled with his current contract situation. Unfortunately for the team, it doesn't appear as if they will resolve it anytime soon. Today, he enters his 11th day of the holdout, and he still hasn't attended training camp. 
Under the current circumstances Revis would be paid $1 million during 2010 and has three total years left under his original rookie deal. While somewhat insignificant, do note that since he is being fined approximately $16,500 for every day he's absent, nearly 20 percent of that and counting is gradually being lost.  
According to reports, the Jets have offered Revis a 10-year, $120 million contract, with undisclosed terms regarding guaranteed money. Instead, Revis' side is pleading for a $40 million increase taking them to $16 million a year which is comparable to the type of money Raiders All-Pro CB Nnamdi Asomugha earns. ...

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