Two years after holding out of training camp before getting a new contract, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis isn’t sure if he’s going to do it again.
Revis was asked today if he will definitely report to training camp on Day One, and he answered, “I don’t know,” according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Another Revis holdout has been the subject of speculation since almost the very day he signed his current four-year contract. In September of 2010 we noted thatanother holdout could be coming after the first two seasons of that deal. Now those first two seasons are up.
The four-year contract Revis signed two years ago paid him $32.5 million in the first two years, but he’s set to make only (only?) $13.5 million over the next two years. At the time he signed that deal, he made clear that he didn’t think a player of his stature should settle for $6.75 million a year, which is what he’ll average in 2012 and 2013.
“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 in 2010.
Revis has continued to play ball like he usually does. Now the question is whether he’ll refuse to report to the Jets until they agree to pay him like he’s used to getting paid.