Jets won’t comment about Darrelle Revis contract

Reuters

In September of 2010, just after Darrelle Revis ended his holdout and signed a new four-year contract with the Jets, we noted that another holdout could be coming after the first two seasons of that deal.

Well, now Revis has played the first two seasons of that deal, and the chatter is beginning: Could Revis be planning to hold out again?

Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum was asked today if he’d be willing to do a new deal with Revis, and he refused to answer.

Darrelle is under contract,” Tannenbaum said. “Darrelle is obviously a really important part of our team, and we look forward to the 2012 season and hopefully accomplishing a lot of great things together.”

When Tannenbaum was asked to clarify whether the Jets would consider renegotiating Revis’s contract, he wouldn’t get into it.

“I said all I’m going to say about his contract,” Tannenbaum said.

Jets coach Rex Ryan was similarly reserved this week when asked whether there had been any talk of a new deal for Revis.

“I think first off, those conversations would be private, if they actually did take place,” Ryan said. “I think any conversations, if that was the case, they’d take place between Mike and football administration. So that’s what I would say about it.”

After Revis ended his holdout in 2010, he said he was happy that he’d make $32.5 million in the first two years of his front-loaded four-year deal, but that the total of $13.5 million he’s set to make in 2012 and 2013 isn’t enough.

“If I continue to play ball like I usually do, we’ll probably be back at that same position we were this year,” Revis said at the time.

Revis has continued to play ball like he usually does. It remains to be seen whether he’ll demand that the Jets pay him accordingly — and if he does, whether the Jets will give in to his demands as they did two years ago.

67 responses to “Jets won’t comment about Darrelle Revis contract

  1. The Best Soap Opera In The NFL:
    As The Jests Turn.

    In our last episode, there was an implosion followed by a large cloud of smoke which has been confirmed was not coming forom Santoinio’s room.
    In the new episode, Darrelle Revis is mssing from training camp and wants to be the hihest paid player in the NFL. Rex is seen eating a snack and walking around Florham Park shouting Darrelle, Darrelle where are you?We can’t win another Lombardi without you!

    The guess is the season finale is going to feature Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum holding signs looking for rides South on the NJ Turnpike.

  2. It’s fair to ask why he signed the 4 year deal if he knew he’d be “back at that same position” in 2 years.

  3. They have to give into his demands. That is the problem with dealing with people that are holding you hostage.

    Your choice now is to give in, or lose your investment.

  4. Like it or not, the New York Jets PR team has to be the best in the NFL.

    “Hmmm. People aren’t talking about the Jets enough. What can we come up with to get them going again?”

    I swear, it’s like just when one story dies down another one pops right back up again.

  5. Ha good luck holding out. Same defense, they don’t need you in training camp. An good luck holding out with the new rules, hope you enjoy stacks flying out of your wallet for such an ignorant reason.

  6. Let him hold out again and fine him everyday he doesn’t show. He signed the contract, not adhere to it.

  7. I’m a fan of Revis. That would end the second he begins to hold out. At this point it would be extremely selfish.

  8. He might as well hold out and miss some of training camp. After all, he’s at least the 2nd best corner in the last 25 years or so. Can’t really be mad at him for asking for more than $13 mil per year.

  9. Smart guy. If they caved once they’ll cave again. He wants to be payed like he plays. Hate it or love it. It’s a good strategy. They offered the front loaded contract to help the team out back then and he played a long with it. Now that he lived up to his end of the bargain, they’re under paying him again. Time to open up the checkbooks. They probably didn’t give him what he wanted in the first place now he’s making him pay for it. He just settled for whatever money he could get up front.

  10. @bigjdve They do need to pay him because he is Revis ,but not because they can lose their investment. If Revis holds out this year or next then an automatic 2 years get added onto the end of the deal. If Revis feels like not playing football for 4 years then trying to get more money, holding out is the plan for him. I doubt it though.

  11. So, take the upfront money… which is intended to be spread across the deal… you know 4 years $46 million… Then come back after pocketing the majority of the 46 million & ask for a new contract… Really? So, I guess $11 million/year is not enough?

  12. At this point I think Revis would play for the any team that will make him the highest paid D player in league.

    Just like Vincent Jackson was doing with the Chargers and took off to lowly Tampa.

  13. There are reason this..PITIFUL organization was voted bottom 5 in NFL history!!!

    Not only are they loud, talk crap, attention seeking…but they suck…a total soap opera 24/7.

    There is a reason they only have 1 division title since 1970, and are NFL scrapheap…and the above is a prime example. They make moves to keep up [ or so they think]…then fail.

    Happy 44th anniversary jet fans.

  14. Really sick of greedy millionaires always wanting more and saying they have ‘outperformed’ their contract.

    Why is a contract a legally binding document in every court in the land, but not when it comes to professional sports?

  15. Then he will holddout once agaain…but I think it’s great to see he is still playing ball like he used to, so then he deserves more thaaan those 13millions

  16. gimletontherocks says: Apr 19, 2012 6:09 PM

    The Jets should give him a new back-loaded deal and then cut him before the large cap numbers hit.

    ——————–

    I thought that was pretty much standard procedure?

  17. The Jets are to blame for giving into Revis’ agents when he held out. Jets GM needs to hold his ground or else other jets players are going to start holding out seeing that he caves in. Revis’ agents are the same agents for Vincent Jackson, they held him out looking for a new contract and it cost Vincent a few million because Charger’s GM AJ Smith doesn’t cave in to this type of negotiation tactics.

  18. mistrezzrachael says:
    Apr 19, 2012 6:34 PM
    Not only are they loud, talk crap, attention seeking…but they suck…a total soap opera 24/7.

    and they’re “just like sandusky”. no i won’t let you live that one down. what a sad sack

  19. waitingguilty says:
    Apr 19, 2012 6:05 PM
    It’s fair to ask why he signed the 4 year deal if he knew he’d be “back at that same position” in 2 years.

    Well, dum-dum, it’s called a “front-loaded” contract and the Jets will likely find out now if that was a good or bad idea.

  20. Per terms of his contract if Revis holds out the last three years of the deal are activated at even less money than he will earn this season. There is no way Revis holds out. After the season with one year left they will negotiate and sign a new deal. This is a non-story once again created by the Jets haters.

  21. Another 2010 deal that was heavily front loaded. How come Goddell isn’t crawling up the Jets’ @$$ too???

  22. Wait…wait…wait…something smells fishy.
    Revis hasn’t actually held out. A reporter just “happened” to ask the Jets GM if he was. So the reporter…just created a news story out of thin air just to start a controversy. What a shocker!

  23. I am a Patriots fan, but I have to admit that I like Revis. However, I don’t think he should be holding out.
    the Jets should not cave….make him sit till he caves. He has earned alot of money…and he needs to earn the rest of the contract. If he wants to sit for two years….he will find the world moves on…with or without him.

  24. He can do what he wants! He is the JETS!! Without him that team is junk an not playing in back to back afc championships. Yes it was revis n that defense not that junk sanchez who got them there. No revis jets are 6-10 last year. He more important then the qb to that team

  25. So now he gets 16.25 million per year and wants to hold out, sounds like his original plan which is unbelievably ridiculous.

  26. .

    Revis ( aka “the armbar”) is set to make 13.5 million over the next two years.

    By comparison Santonio (senior smoke) Holmes will be paid 23 million.

    Problem ? What problem ?

    .

  27. bearsrulepackdrool says:
    Apr 19, 2012 6:08 PM
    Like it or not, the New York Jets PR team has to be the best in the NFL.

    “Hmmm. People aren’t talking about the Jets enough. What can we come up with to get them going again?”

    I swear, it’s like just when one story dies down another one pops right back up again.

    Yup – jets are good for talking their way into headlines……….unfortunately for the jets – success is measured in lombardi trophies…… and the jets come up WAY SHORT in that department – they should take a look at their “landlords” in the blue uniforms if they need an example of how to run a REAL pro team…….
    Championships, class, and they keep their mouths shut

  28. Dude holds jerseys more than any DB in the league, and gets away with it.

    Too bad it wasn’t enough against the Giants.

    You know, the real football team that plays at Giants stadium?

  29. so he thinks that making $16 mil/year is what his value is? He must be crazy. top 5 qb gets that kind of money and he can only cover one side of the field whereas a qb can spread all over the middle and other side.
    While I think mevis is still a top end cb he did slip a bit in the last year. not much, but just enough to get beat by welker for 100 yards in a game including a 70 yarder. A shutdown cb never gets punked like that.
    anyone remember Moss beating revis for TD badly just after he signed this big contract? it caused revis to pull his hammy and not be so effective.

  30. Don’t cave to a players demands. These whiney girls need to honor the contracts they sign or be fined and suspended, if not blacklisted

  31. He agreed to a 4 year deal that front loaded his money so he could get very very rich right away. Now that the front loading windfall has been realized, he wants to forget he agreed to the 4 year contract and go back to the trough for more front load action.

    There are just two things in play here: Ego and Greed. Neither one is a redeeming quality of the human condition.

    THAT is not a team guy. THAT is a ME ME ME egotistical, self centered SOB that doesn’t care about the team.

    As a Pats fan I hate the Jerks, BUT I really hope they stick to there guns on this and tell Revis to eat s***…. just on the principal. It would really impress me if Tannenbaum/Ryan/Woody stick to their guns, let Revis hold out or do whatever other BS he tries and force him to swallow a big fat nasty tasting gulp of humble pie….. shove that bloated ego right down his throat and force him to come crawling back to them. He has two more years on his contract and the Jerks hold all the cards. Let’s see if they have the balls to stand up to this greedy egotistical Prima Donna.

  32. I’m going to go the other way on this one.

    They need to pay Revis and make him the highest paid corner in the game, b/c he is the best in the game.

    I respect what he did 2 years ago – he basically told the Jets, “I won’t ask for 4 years, $70mm but how about we front-load the contract and if I’m still playing at this level come 2012, we’ll redo the contract” That’s the gist of what he signed, and now that he has held up and is playing at a superior level, they should compensate him with a similar contract.

    We always b and moan about players not trying hard after getting paid (ie Marcedes Lewis/CJnoK).

    This is what I want if I’m a GM, basically pay a guy based on his performance and keep giving him small deals so he continues to play at that level.

    It’s not like he misrepresented what his intentions were when he signed. You guys think he didn’t tell the Jets the same thing? You guys don’t think the Jets understood what they were giving him?

    Feel free to share your point of view.

  33. 808raiderinparadise : So funny coming from a Raiders fan who’s team always has to pay to much for a player to get them to be a Raider or trade way to high of a draft pick per value to get a trade from another team.That’s why your team has No Draft Picks or Cap Room.LMAO!

  34. It’s one thing if a guy signs a relatively low rookie contract and turns out to be an unexpected superstar. Then I could see him expressing a desire to negotiate something more in keeping with his true value to the team. But as a veteran, Revis should have worked out a good deal for himself two years ago. If he didn’t, that’s his problem. Let him sit out.

  35. Damn Revis…. Quit being a bitch. You signed that 4 yr contract. The least you could do is wait until yr 3.

    It’s players like you that mess up this league and their teams.

    I bet you wouldnt be holding out if your butt was injured on the sidelines though huh?

  36. This guy is a cap crusher. No question that jets have suffered from some aggressive contracts. Yup here we go again. Hamstring in september.

  37. If revis holds out again, tell him to pack his bags and ship him to Oakland or Washington.

  38. Rex Ryan will say something stupid and put his foot in his mouth about the situation. Then go home and put his wife’s foot in his mouth. Fat Perv eat a salad!

  39. Once again we have people here throwing a hissy fit because another NFL player dares to hold out. I laugh at you guys. You all are hilarious and a bit pathetic. This is how the NFL does their contracts. It is renogotiable at any point of the contract by either party. Or did forget just a few years ago Thomas Jones comming off the best season of his career….1400+ yards around 13 rushing touchdowns but the Jets asking him to take a pay cut of the contract BOTH Jones and JETS MANAGEMENT happily signed?

    When Jones refuse he was cut. Anyone remember that? Or how about the dozens of players on a number of teams that are given the choice of renegotiating their contract to a lower amount or getting cut.

    Or how about the dozens of back loaded contracts teams sign with players never intending to pay out the final years. Save your indignation. It just makes you guys look ignorant. The other 3 major pro sports leagues never face this situation because contracts are guaranteed in those leagues. Until NFL contracts are guaranteed they will be deemed renegotiatable by the party with the most leverage.

  40. sickpuppyz says:Apr 19, 2012 8:31 PM

    so he thinks that making $16 mil/year is what his value is? He must be crazy. top 5 qb gets that kind of money and he can only cover one side of the field whereas a qb can spread all over the middle and other side.
    While I think mevis is still a top end cb he did slip a bit in the last year. not much, but just enough to get beat by welker for 100 yards in a game including a 70 yarder. A shutdown cb never gets punked like that.
    anyone remember Moss beating revis for TD badly just after he signed this big contract? it caused revis to pull his hammy and not be so effective.
    ———————————————–
    Not a very good analyst of football are you buddy? Every player gets beaten at some point or another even shut down corners. The consensus amongst just about everyone in the league, talent evaluators, etc is Revis is arguably the top corner in the league and without a doubt in the top 3. People really act funny when someone does something they don’t like. They start acting petty and try to down grade that person’s accomplishments.

    Secondly,

    In a passing league such as today’s NFL cornerback and defensive ends are premium positions. They will collect premium dollars.

  41. Revis has no leverage and would be retarded to holdout since his last contract had a clause that would void his current 4 year deal and automatically add 3 more years at around 3 million per. The jets would hold his rights till 2017 and can let him rot in his prime if he holds out again. Whats he got to gain, unless he finds a loophole.

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