So as G.M. Mike Tannenbaum was telling the media that the Jets would be “moving forward” without cornerback Darrelle Revis, the truth was that coach Rex Ryan had spent much of the day trying to ensure that the team finally would move forward with him.
Per multiple reports, the Jets and Revis has agreed to terms on a new deal.
Yours truly had called it a night — sleep happens — and the chain of e-mails and texts came through in this order: (1) e-mail from Adam Schefter of ESPN at 12:30 a.m. ET; (2) call from Jay Glazer of FOX at 12:33 p.m. ET; (3) confirmation from league source at 12:38 a.m. ET; (4) rough terms from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News at 2:31 a.m. ET.
Mehta reports that it’s a four-year, $46 million deal with $32 million in guaranteed money. Technically, it’s a seven-year contract that will “almost certainly” void to four.
But it appears that the first word of the deal came from Revis himself on his Twitter account, and some point between midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET: “To my family, neil, & john I love u guys I’m comin home baby!!! Revis Island LET’S GO.”
The Jets already have conducted a conference call to announce the deal. “Barring something unforeseen, we expect Darrelle to be here [Monday],” Tannenbaum said, via Glazer’s report on the deal. ”This is an intermediate step to what we hope is an entire career of
Darrelle as a Jet. For him to retire a Jet, for him
to hopefully go to the Hall of Fame one day as a Jet and for him to be
in our ring of honor.”
Per Schefter, Ryan spent much of Saturday with Revis and his uncle, Sean Gilbert. After the meeting ended, the two sides concluded that progress had been made, and that their differences could be bridged. On Sunday, the two sides talked throughout the day and finally reached a deal near midnight — both literally and figuratively, given that preparations soon will begin in earnest for the Week One opener against the Ravens.