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Revis proposal would make him a "Jet for life"

The Jets have been more than willing to make proposals to holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis.  Recently, Revis made a proposal of his own.

Agent Neil Schwartz says that the proposal, if accepted, would make Revis a “Jet for life.”

The proposal was presented at a recent meeting between Schwartz and G.M. Mike Tannenbaum.  Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com first reported the fact that a meeting occurred and that Team Revis made a new proposal.

Schwartz confirmed that the Jets have yet to respond with a thumb’s up, a thumb’s down, or, possibly, a middle finger with the literal translation of the gesture painted on the nail.

“I asked Mike Tannenbaum to take it to Mr. Johnson,” Schwartz said.  “We’re still awaiting a response.”

We’re not sure why it has taken the Jets three days to assess the proposal and respond to it, especially since coach Rex Ryan still regards him as the best cornerback in football.  If the answer is “no,” they should just say so.  If the answer is “yes,” they should get the paperwork together and get the deal done.

Our guess?  The Jets likely think they’ll gain some leverage if Revis doesn’t report by Tuesday, August 10, since he’d lose a year of service toward free agency.

Our next guess?  Revis doesn’t care about losing a year of service toward free agency at this point.

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62 Responses to “Revis proposal would make him a "Jet for life"”
  1. Larry Hoover says: Aug 9, 2010 4:05 PM

    stop guessing and report the facts

  2. SomeFans says: Aug 9, 2010 4:07 PM

    ugh… why would Revis want that? Does he want to win? If so, run for your life now!!

  3. Three Cloud says: Aug 9, 2010 4:07 PM

    Are we inching glacially towards a resolution?

  4. Ravenmuscle says: Aug 9, 2010 4:08 PM

    The ultimate irony…Revis signs this huge deal and tears his ACL the first day back and is lost for the year.

  5. endzoneview says: Aug 9, 2010 4:08 PM

    I sure hope the Jets don’t fold. They hold all the cards. The Jets don’t need to pay out record setting deals for guys to play here like the Raiders. A fair offer is good enough, take it or leave it would be my stance.

  6. Doctor Doom says: Aug 9, 2010 4:09 PM

    Three years left on a contract and won’t honor it.
    A middle finger for greed.

  7. MrJames says: Aug 9, 2010 4:09 PM

    “Our guess?”
    1) You and who?
    2) Has your guess ever been right?

  8. Batman says: Aug 9, 2010 4:10 PM

    good. go away Darrell Revis. You are good..but your not above the league. Go mow lawns. I need a few shrubs that need tending to.

  9. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Aug 9, 2010 4:10 PM

    this is an old story and you are just trying to make a new rumor.

  10. Lame_PFT_Poster says: Aug 9, 2010 4:16 PM

    LOL!!!! revis better not get anywhere near rex ryan’s mouth – cause like, rex ryan is OBESE!!! i mean, you can figure that out just by LOOKING at him. and we all know that people eat things with their mouths!!! team revis??? more like team rex OBESEyan
    LOL

  11. ftomeo says: Aug 9, 2010 4:19 PM

    “For life” sounds like some completely apesh!t, stupid $160 million for 12 years sort of contract that anyone would, of course, laugh at. Why is this being reported as a real proposal? What team would sign a contract that 1) satisfies someone who wants to be the highest paid and 2) also saddles you with that player for not just what his entire career maybe, but what “he thinks” his entire career maybe (which is probably longer than it is shorter)?

  12. Phreakin says: Aug 9, 2010 4:22 PM

    My guess would be the Jets don’t want to toss out 100 million like they’re paying a nickle for something. Maybe they wanna figure it out? Think about it? Sleep on it? Revis will be old in 3 years. Old news. Old in age. Etc.

  13. jsbmore says: Aug 9, 2010 4:23 PM

    Larry Hoover wrote:
    “stop guessing and report the facts”
    ————
    Dude, he is reporting the facts, while offering up educated guesses on the possible scenarios – which most of PFT reader’s really appreciate and enjoy (including myself). If you need facts, wait until the situation is resolved and read it on ESPN. Otherwise, keep quiet, read the article/read the responses and move on. Gimp.

  14. Pilehiclown says: Aug 9, 2010 4:24 PM

    Bevis is a menso. Play out your contract fool!
    Then get paid top dollar.

  15. granadafan says: Aug 9, 2010 4:26 PM

    The problem with this long term contracts (pay attention Andre Johnson) is that they forget about inflation. In a couple years when the salaries rise, these same guys will be bitching again about how they need to put food on the table and how they couldn’t POSSIBLY play for the peanuts they’re paid.

  16. Citizen Strange says: Aug 9, 2010 4:27 PM

    “I asked Mike Tannenbaum to take it to Mr. Johnson,” Schwartz said.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Is this some sort of gay slang?

  17. aec4 says: Aug 9, 2010 4:27 PM

    Let’s see.. it took 3 days for the newspapers to find out about the meeting.
    Maybe they replied and they aren’t telling?

  18. SeriousRadio says: Aug 9, 2010 4:28 PM

    NFL fans best guess? Florio continues to paint himself into the corner of an ” outsider for life” because no one with any sense will ever interview with him. Florio will continue to depend upon links to other websites for any possible news – a day late and a dollar short. Florio has no inside information from either the Jets, Team Revis, or any other on the record source – like always.

  19. Phlyin reallll high says: Aug 9, 2010 4:30 PM

    The Jets and Vikings are gonna crash and burn although everyone thinks they will contend. Watch….

  20. Tinbender says: Aug 9, 2010 4:31 PM

    A Jets for life? Is there a provision in the contract that allows the Jets to chain him to a goalpost?

  21. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Aug 9, 2010 4:32 PM

    When you’re a Jet,
    You’re a Jet all the way
    From your first cigarette
    To your last dyin’ day.
    When you’re a Jet,
    If the spit hits the fan,
    You got brothers around,
    You’re a family man!
    You’re never alone,
    You’re never disconnected!
    You’re home with your own:
    When company’s expected,
    You’re well protected!
    Then you are set
    With a capital J,
    Which you’ll never forget
    Till they cart you away.
    When you’re a Jet,
    You stay a Jet!

  22. moolah954 says: Aug 9, 2010 4:33 PM

    this season is going to be good the AFC East is the best conference (except for the bills ewwww)

  23. 2buku4u says: Aug 9, 2010 4:34 PM

    I’d imagine that the two sides get a deal done soon, but what does this mean for the rest of the “core” players? Or the character of Revis? I think he’ll get his big payday and then slowly become less and less effective…
    kind of like another Antonio Cromarite

  24. Occam says: Aug 9, 2010 4:36 PM

    When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette to your…..ahhh, nevermind.

  25. NFC North Resident says: Aug 9, 2010 4:36 PM

    I think it’s funny when PFT commenters get outraged and tell Florio to ‘report the facts’…this is a BLOG, not a news site. And it’s his site, regardless of how many times you click on it and line his pockets, he can do as he wishes. Where on this site did you see some disclaimer saying that only facts and the utmost journalistic integrity will be upheld?
    People really need to stop taking football news so seriously. Quit being so distracted and get outraged at real injustices.

  26. JetReaper says: Aug 9, 2010 4:39 PM

    I sure hope the Jets don’t fold. They hold all the cards. The Jets don’t need to pay out record setting deals for guys to play here like the Raiders. A fair offer is good enough, take it or leave it would be my stance.
    ————————————————–
    GREAT POINT….
    The Raiders have only 1 player to pay – Heck, they don’t even have a high priced QB to pay…
    Easy for them to pay a CB record money….
    If Revis wants to play for Oakland maybe Al Davis gives up #1 picks till he dies.

  27. JaggedMark says: Aug 9, 2010 4:42 PM

    Best CB in the league my ass.
    Sincerely, Charles Woodson (Defensive MVP)

  28. Pallidrone says: Aug 9, 2010 4:44 PM

    This is all a ploy to get higher ratings on Hard Knocks.

  29. mrzazz41387 says: Aug 9, 2010 4:45 PM

    Hey Florio, you are a moron. If the Jets agree to this contract, it won’t matter one bit if Revis loses a year of contention for free agency.

  30. jcjets says: Aug 9, 2010 4:46 PM

    Does anyone care about the chargers? Don’t they have 2 starters holding out? Why so much attention on Revis?!
    How about this question: why did revis’ agents leak the meeting info today? Maybe they do care about the 8/10 deadline (tomorrow) afterall?

  31. snnyjcbs says: Aug 9, 2010 4:47 PM

    The Jets would have to be nuts to sign a guy for life. If he goes on and falls off like many players do and the Jets want to dump him what will the cost be by signing him for life.
    Revis had better figure out who he is playing for. Unlike Al Davis and the NFL Record (14) AFC Championship Games he has had his Raiders in the Jets owner could lose many fingers off one hand and you could still count the Jets trips to the AFC Championship, lets not even talk SB.
    When Revis figures out that there is only one Al Davis and that the Jets are NEVER going to pay him the 16.5 million per year with every dime guaranteed to be like Nnamdi. Revis will have to Eat Crow and take much much less or hold out and force a trade.

  32. Pr1cetag says: Aug 9, 2010 4:48 PM

    The Jests crack me up. They pay top dollar for guys other teams don’t want, and won’t pay their best player top dollar. I can’t wait till the do or die season dies.

  33. SeriousRadio says: Aug 9, 2010 4:52 PM

    Ty Law was once regarded a premier shut down corner, but he bounced around from team to team because his performance just didn’t match his greed. He wasn’t considered a ‘team’ player, just hired help for a season and then gone. I think once a player distances himself from the team like Revis has, he will never fit back into the team psyche. Once he gets paid, he will truly be Revis Island – alone by himself and a poor example of team unity.

  34. charliewade says: Aug 9, 2010 4:52 PM

    ‘Revis proposal would make him a “Jet for life”‘
    Isn’t that exactly what the Jets DON’T want? They want his services until he’s about 33, then be able to jettison him because he will probably be breaking down by then.

  35. shoe says: Aug 9, 2010 4:53 PM

    Make him play the 3 yrs…then slapfranchise tag on him 2 yrs in a row……

  36. TheSleepness says: Aug 9, 2010 4:54 PM

    interesting, wonder what the #s will be…not too often a player makes a deal which will keep him on the team past his prime years…it’s gonna be a MONSTER deal.

  37. Barometer says: Aug 9, 2010 4:55 PM

    @granadafan regarding inflation
    “… these same guys will be bitching again about how they need to put food on the table and how they couldn’t POSSIBLY play for the peanuts they’re paid.”
    Yup, just like what Revis is doing right now after holding out of training camp for his current contract.
    The Jets will set a bad precedent appeasing this wanker. The top 20% of their team will be holding out every other year demanding new contracts!

  38. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Aug 9, 2010 4:55 PM

    Pr1cetag, would you like to find out how much the Jets actually spent on trades and free agents this year, or would you like to remain ignorant?

  39. MrHumble says: Aug 9, 2010 4:58 PM

    The jets are screwed…..they have a history of making promises to their players and then not following through. Revis has decided to call their bluff…..if they cave in to him then where will it stop????? New York/Jersey is about to have a new “ground zero” when the implosion comes.

  40. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 9, 2010 4:58 PM

    What kind of franchise would accept the players giving them proposals? Who owns this team? Revis? I’ve never in my life heard about a player submitting a proposal. Counter proposals, yes. Proposals, never.

  41. HarrisonHits says: Aug 9, 2010 4:58 PM

    “Does anyone care about the chargers?”
    @jcjets, no everyone is tired of their whining and losing.
    “Why so much attention on Revis?!”
    Because when you coach has a mouth the size of Manhattan, flaps it to say how the Jets are going to with the SB, constantly opens it to say Revis is the best CB in the league and a crucial piece of the Jets puzzel, and then Revis doesn’t report, and the player is also opening his mouth, it makes it a much bigger news story than what’s going on in SD.

  42. badmude911 says: Aug 9, 2010 4:58 PM

    Jet for life contract? Ha!!! Revis is gonna want to reneg after 2 years again anyways.
    If he is so good let revis propose a pay for performance contract. If he plays good he makes money. Plays bad, loses money.

  43. mrzazz41387 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:07 PM

    The Jests crack me up. They pay top dollar for guys other teams don’t want, and won’t pay their best player top dollar. I can’t wait till the do or die season dies.
    ———————————————————————
    What are you talking about? Everyone the Jets got this offseason, they got for cheap, next to nothing. If there were a cap this year, the Jets would be the furthest below, than they have been in a very long time.

  44. SeriousRadio says: Aug 9, 2010 5:07 PM

    One important issue is the cost/availability of injury insurance on these huge contracts. If the Jets sign Revis to a 15M/yr. contract, and he goes down with a serious ACL injury, and he has an injury guarantee in his contract, what protection do the Jets have? Can they insure his contract for injury, and if so, at what cost per year?

  45. Brick Tamland says: Aug 9, 2010 5:08 PM

    After this year the Jets are going to implode…everyone’s got their hands out…asking for money and respect…despite not actually having done anything. And the coach is the number one enabler. All talk and no action, and everybody on the team seems to think they are owed at this point.

  46. BKjetsfan101 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:09 PM

    Ok a Jets article….lets keep it coming fellas…our coach is fat….the Jets suck….They crawled into the playoffs last year….the dolphins are amazing….

  47. GreenAsGrass says: Aug 9, 2010 5:10 PM

    guys get a clue. Revis isn’t going anywhere, yes you will see #24 lined up vs. Ravens in week #1. No matter what.
    All that’s left is for team and player to agree, then there is a lovefest, then you can all argue who got the better of the deal.
    But when its all said and done, everyone (almost) will agree that Revis is top 1 or 2 CB in football and his presence makes the Jets defense one of the best in the NFL.
    Game on.

  48. njghost91 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:19 PM

    “Phlyin realll high” —> eagles fan? when is the last time they won a SB????? NEVER?!

  49. GreenAsGrass says: Aug 9, 2010 5:23 PM

    guys get a clue. Revis isn’t going anywhere, yes you will see #24 lined up vs. Ravens in week #1. No matter what.
    All that’s left is for team and player to agree, then there is a lovefest, then you can all argue who got the better of the deal.
    But when its all said and done, everyone (almost) will agree that Revis is top 1 or 2 CB in football and his presence makes the Jets defense one of the best in the NFL.
    Game on.

  50. quadya says: Aug 9, 2010 5:23 PM

    the Jets suck….They crawled into the playoffs last year….the dolphins are amazing….

  51. ampats says: Aug 9, 2010 5:26 PM

    If Revis is not in camp by Wednesday and the Jets do not agree with this proposal,
    he will not be in the Jets lineup Week #1 vs the Ravens.

  52. snnyjcbs says: Aug 9, 2010 5:32 PM

    Now GreenasGrass has it almost right. Revis is ONE of the top corners in the NFL.
    But it is the Jets D with the pass rush and schemes that makes Revis a top corner and not the other way around.
    As to all on Al Davis and the Raiders that are looking down on them and holding up the Jets. Do you people live in the real World?
    Few bad years of late or not the Raiders under their owner, the Hall of Fame owner Al Davis has been in (14) AFC Championship Games.
    They have been in (5) Super Bowls winning (3) and were an Liddell Fumble or Immaculate Reception from playing in another (5) Super Bowls. And the Hall of Fame wants to build them their own wing.
    Really think about it Jets Fans, how many more decades could the Jets play and still never come close to that History? Stop thinking about Joe Namath long enough to really take that all in. If you do your comments in the future may not make you all look clueless but let people see you live in reality and not some made up Dream World.

  53. BRUTUS9448 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:52 PM

    REvis only has 1 year left on his contract. The other 2 are his to pick if he wants. So he can sit out this year and become a free agent next year.
    That’s what his uncle did i guess when he played and he’s getting his advice from his uncle

  54. Forevercorr says: Aug 9, 2010 5:52 PM

    This proposal is probably in response to Andre Johnson’s recent contract to secure him for the rest of his career as a Texan. Because of this massive multi-year precedent being set, along with previous monies given to corners, what they’re asking for isn’t really all that surprising.
    What would be surprising is if the Jets go for it.

  55. ozu says: Aug 9, 2010 6:19 PM

    Wrong, Brutus.
    If Revis opts out after this year, the Jets have the right to buy back an additional 2 years to make it a 6 year deal. There’s zero chance he can be an unrestricted FA if the Jets don’t want him to.

  56. 305phinphan says: Aug 9, 2010 6:22 PM

    HAHAHA….I’m loving every minute of this. The Jets are a bunch of retards and it suits them well since all of their fans are. I wish he would hurry up and resign because when the Jets fail to make the playoffs we will all hear the Revis excuses as to why they didn’t make it, not the fact of the team sucks and that’s why they didn’t make it.
    Jets 6-10 for 2010

  57. smithopher says: Aug 9, 2010 6:27 PM

    @ snnyjcbs – congratulations on your team’s success years ago. we’re talking about now, and the Raiders haven’t done anything since they got klobbered by the Bucs in that Super Bowl almost a decade ago. The fact is that Al Davis currently has one elite player, and that is Nnamdi Asomugha. He pays him a completely absurd salary because he’s got nobody else to pay. The Jets have many other people to pay and don’t want to offer 16 mil a year for a cornerback. Al Davis is currently paying Asomugha too much money, driving up the price Revis thinks he deserves. The history of the Oakland Raiders doesn’t mean a damn thing when it comes to this conversation. Asomugha was in diapers when the Raiders were good.

  58. ganggreenguido says: Aug 9, 2010 7:37 PM

    I asked Mike Tannenbaum to take it to Mr. Johnson
    an ominous quote if i ever heard one…

  59. HellRelle24 says: Aug 9, 2010 7:46 PM

    305…thanks for your heartfelt, brainless post…why do you even post? just for the sole reason of embarassing yourself with ur stupidity? i dont get it. do u and koa plan these posts together

  60. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 9, 2010 9:15 PM

    No HellRelle24, they just drop into our laps!!!!! You have to admit that all this drama is totally hilarious. How many other teams have this kind of comedy going on with them? Hint: NONE.
    The jests keep digging holes and you fans can’t see through the green kool-aid to see how funny it actually is.

  61. BKjetsfan101 says: Aug 10, 2010 4:38 AM

    HellRelle-
    I think its the jealousy factor. It brings out the stupidity in them. Hate hate hate. I mean imagine if the dolphins were in the AFC championship game last year (lol that is really a funny thought). I’d be pretty hatefull too.

  62. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 10, 2010 8:15 AM

    @BugerKingjestfan
    You’re hilarious!!!!! Yeah, we’re jealous that all our players are in camp and practicing. And we’re surely jealous that our coach doesn’t paint targets on the players backs so the world can laugh when they fail. And guess what? They changed the scheduling rules to avoid another 7-9 team being gifted into the playoffs because their last two opponents laid down for them. Yeah, we’re all jealous. You jests fans are just way too funny.

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