When cornerback Darrelle Revis signed a two-year deal with the Patriots, it became clear that the Patriots would either extend the contract or terminate it. Currently, the second year of the deal calls for total compensation of $20 million and a cap number of $25 million.
So what will Revis do next year? He’s not saying.
“I don’t know what my future holds,” Revis said Wednesday, via Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. “Right now, my focus is on this week.”
Could Revis reunite with coach Rex Ryan, who is expected to be fired by the Jets soon?
“I don’t know what my future holds, like I said,” Revis said. “We’ll see. The future will take care of itself.”
Fairly early in his tenure with the Pats, talk emerged of a potential extension. Negotiations along those lines have not yet happened, and possibly won’t. Revis hold the cards and has the leverage, thanks to a second year that works far better than a one-year contract, given that the franchise tag necessarily isn’t an option. New England either has to keep him at $20 million for 2015 or cut him.
Ultimately, money will be an issue — what the Patriots will offer him versus what other teams (possibly the team coached by Ryan next year) would offer.