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Another Revis holdout could be coming in two years

With Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis set to earn $32.5 million in 2010 and 2011 combined and then only (only?) $13.5 million in 2012 and 2013 combined, we firmly believe that Revis will be holding out again two years from now, absent a true retirement contract from the Jets.

Revis himself has chimed in on the issue, sharing with Peter King a quote that will give Jets fans something more tangible to worry about in 2012 than the predictions from the Mayans.

Asked by King whether Revis could hold out again after the first two years of the deal, Revis said, “That’s a great question.  If I continue to play ball like I usually do, we’ll probably be back at that same position we were this year.”

That said, the Revis contract includes one fairly important term aimed at encouraging Revis to show up for each of the next four years.  The three voidable years covering 2014 through 2016 go away only if Revis doesn’t hold out over the next four.  And when those three years evaporate, the Jets can’t use the franchise or transition tag on Revis.

Frankly, if Revis didn’t care about being under contract for three more years without $32.5 million in new money in his pocket, he won’t care about being under contract for five more years if he holds out.  Indeed, he didn’t flinch at the prospect of losing the guarantee applicable to $20 million he was due to earn in 2010 and 2011, and he wasn’t concerned about losing a year of service by holding out past August 10.

Still, if Revis “continue[s] to play ball like I usually do,” look for the Jets to get him locked up for the long term before he’d hold out again.

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32 Responses to “Another Revis holdout could be coming in two years”
  1. ampats says: Sep 11, 2010 5:48 PM

    Looks like he played the Jets like a fiddle, srprise, surprise.
    Mevis was scheduled I believe to make 1 mill in 2010, 11 mill in 2011 and another 10 mill in 2012.
    If what he said, he could hold out again after collecting 32 mill in the next two season, his holdout he increased his salary by 20 mill.
    But then again ,in two years the N(ot) Y (et) jets will be doing another front office overhaul after two consecutive seasons of missing the playoffs again.
    Happy 41st and more years counting,
    good luck to the Ravens Monday Night at the New Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands!

  2. FinFan68 says: Sep 11, 2010 5:53 PM

    This guy is human trash. he is not looking at this as a 4 year deal. It is a 1 or 2 year deal followed by more whining, breath holding and foot stomping until the child gets what he wants again. He is no better than haynesworth when you think about his attitude. He has technically had 2 or 3 practices since signing another major deal (2nd deal he held out for) and he is already threatening another holdout. Thug logic at its finest

  3. KILLER FIN says: Sep 11, 2010 5:55 PM

    GOOD, the diva got paid & now he’ll just slack!!!

  4. East Of Eden 6 says: Sep 11, 2010 5:56 PM

    Seriously??
    If the Jest lose by 21+ on Monday can this site please stop flooding the readers with NYJ/Revis/Rex Ryan Farted/I watched Hard Knocks stories?
    Im ready to ask for lame Mike Wise jokes. That way some of the content would change

  5. HarrisonHits says: Sep 11, 2010 6:00 PM

    “we firmly believe that Revis will be holding out again two years from now, absent a true retirement contract from the Jets.”
    Not that I don’t agree he’ll be holding out again soon, but how is 32.5 mil in 2 years not a ‘true retirement contract” ? Sorry but 16.25 mil after taxes is plenty to retire and live on for the rest of your life.
    You need an adjustment to your perspective, you’ve been too close to these huge numbers for too long.

  6. HOI says: Sep 11, 2010 6:02 PM

    Looks like he played the Jets like a fiddle, srprise, surprise.
    Mevis was scheduled I believe to make 1 mill in 2010, 11 mill in 2011 and another 10 mill in 2012.
    If what he said, he could hold out again after collecting 32 mill in the next two season, his holdout he increased his salary by 20 mill.
    But then again ,in two years the N(ot) Y (et) jets will be doing another front office overhaul after two consecutive seasons of missing the playoffs again.
    Happy 41st and more years counting,
    good luck to the Ravens Monday Night at the New Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands!
    _________________________________
    Is someone angry that the Dutch Boy got into an accident because Welker was giving him road head?
    By the way….how is that big deal for Wilfork working out…I havent seen him much this preseason?
    Good luck this year with your swiss cheese defense. Pretty soon Pats fans will find something else to do on Sundays. They are as fairweather as they come. Half of them cant even tell you who the QB was before Bledsoe.

  7. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Sep 11, 2010 6:04 PM

    not all football players are dumb.this guy is gaming the system to the max.god bless him.

  8. shehawks + retardnals says: Sep 11, 2010 6:05 PM

    …and another Revis post on PFT will be coming in 2 minutes.
    All Revis, all day everyday here.

  9. revis says: Sep 11, 2010 6:07 PM

    Give us a break Florio — don’t you realize that you’ve been the one who got played in this whole thing?
    You think it was an accident that the contract extension assignment was broken after you went to sleep? Especially after you’ve been jerking the Jets around for the past several weeks? (and broken instantly by the Jets beat writer?)
    You think it was a coincidence that the Jets cut Richardson (and you made a big deal about it) w/o giving any explanation only to sign him a day later?
    Who looks bad in both those instances? You do, for screwing the pooch.
    Breaking down this contract, it’s always been clear that it was a 2-year deal (or maybe 3-year) intended to bridge the gap until a new CBA is signed and the Jets can give Revis the long-term contract both parties would like.
    As it is, both parties got something they wanted: Revis will be the highest paid CB over the next two years, and the Jets don’t have to pay $50M+ in guaranteed money going into a potential lockout.
    sheesh

  10. GreenAsGrass says: Sep 11, 2010 6:08 PM

    ampats nice to hear you again.
    Guess what? I aint paying one penny out of my pockets to pay Revis.
    BUT I will watch Revis shut down your girlfriend R. Moss next Sunday.
    I hope you have the balls to post after the Jets beat down the Brady bunch, and in January the torch will be passed.
    At the PAtsies will take their place next to the RedSux as LOOOSERRS for the next 94 years. Exciting times indeed!!!

  11. SBS0311 says: Sep 11, 2010 6:13 PM

    As a Jet fan, I don’t give a crap about this greedy jerk anymore.
    As a fan of the team, you root for him to do well so the team does well, but, if he holds out again, I hope he never comes back.

  12. snnyjcbs says: Sep 11, 2010 6:20 PM

    He has a 4 year deal that averages out to a bunch less per year then Nnamdi.
    With Nnamdi being the standard by which all other corners are measured in both play and pay.
    With Woodson and Bailey deals that have been done or will be done in the near future, Revis will not even be the 2nd highest paid corner in the NFL.
    But for a player that was thrown at 111 times in 2009 alone. More balls then have been thrown at Nnamdi in 2007, 2008 & 2009 combined. And allowing 28 completions to top receivers in 2009 alone by Revis, that is more completions allowed in 2009 then total balls Nnamdi had thrown his way.
    When Nnamdi covered A Johnson, Johnson had 0 catches to 4 catches allowed to him by Revis. Marshall had 0 catches against Nnamdi but caught a bunch on Revis.
    My point is 2nd or 4th place pay for this guy as it will soon work out to be is not so bad.

  13. Wonderlicker says: Sep 11, 2010 6:20 PM

    Angry Jet Fan must be closely related to Philly Fan.

  14. Hailskinzz says: Sep 11, 2010 6:23 PM

    Florio why in the hell does this matter? How Did j get this job you are the worst by far

  15. Nosredna says: Sep 11, 2010 6:30 PM

    Of course he is going to hold out……because as concerned as CornFlorio is with the almighty dollar, that is what he would do.
    What a crock of shit…..CornFlorio is only ASSuming things once agian!

  16. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Sep 11, 2010 6:33 PM

    Revis is right. Not the person, the poster.
    The future of the CBA is uncertian, hense all of the players with contract issues. Well, the distrust between the owners and players plays a part there too.

  17. Schatt Maub says: Sep 11, 2010 6:36 PM

    You PFT writers sure do love you some Revis.

  18. Colts18 says: Sep 11, 2010 6:37 PM

    This guy is so full of himself. I hope Boldin runs this guy out of town now.

  19. FireJerryJones says: Sep 11, 2010 6:40 PM

    Groin, hamstring, hip flexor…
    Getting way – way ahead of yourselves again.

  20. BigBear123 says: Sep 11, 2010 6:42 PM

    HOI says: September 11, 2010 6:02 PM
    Pretty soon Pats fans will find something else to do on Sundays. They are as fairweather as they come. Half of them cant even tell you who the QB was before Bledsoe.
    ———————-
    Patriots
    Consecutive sellouts: 149 | Season-ticket waiting list: 50,000

  21. yahdoood says: Sep 11, 2010 6:47 PM

    If I were the Jets I’d be drafting corners

  22. aaronp says: Sep 11, 2010 6:48 PM

    This is the 3rd article that was specifically written about Revis holding out in 2 years. Seriously you need 3 articles to write about the same thing? You even mentioned it in one of the first articles you wrote about Revis signing the new contract so that makes 4 articles. I have been a loyal reader but I am starting to understand why you get so much flak on other sites.

  23. Someone says: Sep 11, 2010 6:50 PM

    I thought that there was wording in his contract that pulling a stunt like that will do more damage than good.

  24. wydok says: Sep 11, 2010 6:55 PM

    You should write an article about how you think Rapistburger is going to rape again, too.

  25. Nosredna says: Sep 11, 2010 7:37 PM

    @Revis
    Excellent post!

  26. Bigbluefan says: Sep 11, 2010 7:44 PM

    While not a pats fan I do find it funny that jets fans would try and bash a team that has more SB wins in ten years the jets do in 41.
    Preseason is over kids time to put up or shut up and when it comes to the jets go back to the basement where the redheaded stepchildren live
    the jets are now and always will be the number two team and we all know what number two smells like
    jets do not win for 3 weeks games blacked out fights in the new Giant Staduim the team will go to heck and rex will have a melt down franchze will be carted off in a bodybag and the jets will be on there way to another crappy season

  27. AdropOFvenom says: Sep 11, 2010 8:15 PM

    “Looks like he played the Jets like a fiddle, srprise, surprise.”
    Uh, we knew all along this contract was a short-term compromise.
    But guess what else happens in 2 years, Nnamdi’s contract expires. And well, if you think he’s getting another 15 million per contract, well, you’re kidding yourself.
    So 2 years from now, the Jets can make Revis the highest paid CB in the league, at their price.

  28. GPO says: Sep 11, 2010 8:47 PM

    holding out 2yrs from now seems to be the right business move if he can get considerably more money.

  29. GreenAsGrass says: Sep 11, 2010 9:05 PM

    Big Blue Loser
    Carolina 41 Giants 9. Way to close out Giants stadium bunch of doushbag losers.
    PS – Enjoy being a tenant at the Meadowlands.
    PSS – Giants are already taking over the role as redheaded stepchild in NYC. Its happening right now!!!!

  30. SpartaChris says: Sep 11, 2010 9:53 PM

    I don’t care how good you are, no one player should be bigger than the team. If he happens to decide to hold out again, hopefully the Jets will stick it to him and let him sit or honor his deal. No negotiating, don’t give him a release. Let him rack up fines and just sit rather than bend over to this clown.

  31. BP says: Sep 11, 2010 10:28 PM

    I’m no Giant’s fan, but the jets will never ever ever be respected like the Giants. The jets are pestilence.

  32. LuckyPierre says: Sep 12, 2010 1:49 AM

    GPO says:
    September 11, 2010 8:47 PM
    holding out 2yrs from now seems to be the right business move if he can get considerably more money.

    This seems like the only guy that gets it. Star players have careers that could end any day and a window as a high-income earner that at most lasts into their early 40s (and Darrell Green and Brett Favre are the exception, not the norm). They have to live the rest of their lives off what they earn in 1-20 years as an active player. He didn’t have the same leverage as Asamough did when Nnamdi got his big deal (end of contract), but he worked it as far as he could and came out ahead as a result of it.
    “no one player should be bigger than the team” are you kidding me? If anyone made Revis “bigger than the team” it was Rex talking about how much they need him at every turn. He is the most important player on that team, but by talking him up, you make him priceless and the team’s confidence is impacted without having him there.
    This is about a man’s relationship with his employer and being dissatisfied with the terms of his contract, not about selling out his teammates. These guys understand that he’s not trying to screw them over. He’s looking out for number one, just as any of us would do if we felt that our employer was taking advantage of us and we had the right leverage. He played the situation right and didn’t miss a regular season game. And someone who wanted to make himself “bigger than the team” would’ve been a lot more active in negotiating through the media. He’s not a saint, but by largely playing this out behind closed doors, he was pretty respectful of his teammates and minimized the distraction. If this was in Oakland or San Diego instead of New York – and if Hard Knocks wasn’t part of the equation – it would’ve been a far lesser national story.
    He’s probably one of the five best defensive players in the league (not the absolute best), but his importance to his team is probably at or very close to #1 among all defensive players – and ahead of many QBs.

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