Darrelle Revis Only Has One Person To Blame

August 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2007 Darrelle Revis was selected as the 14th overall pick in the NFL entry draft.  It was quite an honor, as he was the first cornerback selected that year, and only the second defensive back (LaRon Landry was the first taken No. 6 overall).  That August, after missing a significant portion of training camp, Revis agreed to a six-year, $30 million contract, which included $11 million in guaranteed money.  
Rookies are not required to sign such long term deals, and in fact, a player drafted in the first half of the first round cannot sign a contract longer than six years.  Thus, Revis, in all his wisdom, signed the biggest longest contract he could. Certainly, the Jets gave him more guaranteed money and a larger bonus because he signed a six year deal. 
That's just how it is done.
Revis obviously took his time, rejecting many offers before finding one with which he was satisfied.  Instead of taking a three-year deal, which would have come ...

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