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.