Darrelle Revis doesn’t know if he’ll hold out from training camp

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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.

87 responses to “Darrelle Revis doesn’t know if he’ll hold out from training camp

  1. When you have a player of that ability, at that age, with that experience….you pay him. It’s very easy for a player to hold out and then underperform. Even if they want to play hard, the hold out will negatively affect their play. So the damage is done…

  2. NE Pats fan here but I think it is safe to say that he has matured over the past two year in terms of the business side of the NFL.

    Show up and play and you’ll get paid

  3. Jackass. You just did this. Not the jets fault you’re to dumb to do it right the first time.

  4. “Revis has continued to play ball like he usually does”

    I will disagree with this. He was great but not otherworldly like he was previous years and suffered more injuries than he ever did.

  5. And the Jets wonder why they underachieve every year with a locker room full of me first guys.

  6. gtorlone says:
    May 31, 2012 1:03 PM
    What a punk. Honor the deal YOU signed, that YOU agreed to.

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    You mean the same deal that the team signed and agreed to…and can just cut the player when they feel like it. It goes both ways.

  7. Not watching football anymore. Tired of the drama and whiners in this game…what a disgrace it’s become.

  8. tejguy says:
    May 31, 2012 1:03 PM
    NE Pats fan here but I think it is safe to say that he has matured over the past two year in terms of the business side of the NFL.

    Show up and play and you’ll get paid
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    He’s done that…now he wants more.

  9. The team gave him that kind of contract so that if he slipped up by now they can just cut him and it wouldn’t cost them as much. Revis respected that and got all he could up front. Now he’s outplayed his contract.

  10. I can understand holding out as it’s about the the only leverage players can get, but holding out over part of a contract that YOU signed and YOU said was going to cause problems strikes me as dumb…

  11. Do you think Rex has learned his lesson about running his yap about having the best CB in football?

  12. Trade him for picks, he’s overrated anyway and a shut down CB isn’t as valuable now with teams going to a spread offense.

  13. This guy is a great CB, but equally a joke. What is with guys with front loaded contracts crying when it gets to the backend of their contracts? You got paid, right up front, go do your job and shut up about money.

  14. I have zero problem with this. If he sucked or got a bad injury, the team could have cut him after 2 years. This is a 2 way road everyone!

  15. He’s the one player worth a damm on the Jets’ roster. Strange to see a team try to build around its CB.

  16. You agree to a 4 yr deal and then complain after two like you didnt know those two years at the end were in there? Nice.

  17. He’s right, Revis can’t possibly afford to be paid “only” $46M over four years, how “dare” they ??? Straight cash Homey !!!

  18. chrisritch93 says:
    May 31, 2012 1:12 PM
    Why even have contracts, these jerks only honor them when it meets their needs
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    When you say “jerks”, you’re also referring to the OWNERS right? Just clarifying since the OWNERS have no obligation to honor the contracts either.

  19. I still cant get that vision out of my head..you know the one where randy moss lit him em up and revis came up holding his hammy…what a punk…

  20. So let me get this straight.. If you overperform, you deserve more money. What happens if you underperform, do you have to give money back? No. Honor the contract that YOU signed just like the teams do if they make a bad deal.

  21. bearsrulepackdrool says:
    May 31, 2012 1:09 PM
    The team gave him that kind of contract so that if he slipped up by now they can just cut him and it wouldn’t cost them as much. Revis respected that and got all he could up front. Now he’s outplayed his contract.

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    Dude, who cares. He’s under contract for two more years. I am literally disgusted when guys hold out with more than a year. I don’t even like it when they hold out at all. You have a contract. PLAY.

  22. It will be tough to upgrade a contract for a guy who is guaranteed to get torched twice a year by Stevie J…

    and cue the dropped pass comments, look at his numbers against Revis, he made him look like a fool.

  23. Holding out is the weapon he has. Terminating his contract is the weapon his team has. Neither side lives with a deal they don’t like any more.

  24. His 4 year average puts him only 500k behind Nnamdi. He chose to get paid up front and his 4 year deal still has him the 2nd highest paid at his position. Scumbag move. He had no problem being grossly overpaid for the first two years of his contract. Selfish bastard. Can’t wait for Stevie to put up 10/100/2 on him twice this year.

  25. The guy is lucky he got $32 mill up front instead of $11+million /yr for 4 yrs…Honor your deal and try and work with the team to extend it..

  26. Really puts guys like Cruz and Foster in a good light when they show up to work for less than $1 million and clowns like this guy and Lance Briggs hold out and complain every 2 years because they agreed to front loaded contracts.

  27. Non-issue….The Jets will pay him just as they have being doing with all their young core players in recent years….Harris / Brick / Mangold

  28. @theralph2012 says:May 31, 2012 1:30 PM

    It will be tough to upgrade a contract for a guy who is guaranteed to get torched twice a year by Stevie J…
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    And what may I ask did that get the Bills and Stevie? Ah yes, 2 L’s against the Jets

  29. Teams are frontloading contracts now to make a player happy with guaranteed money early, like a signing bonus but it is more manageable for the salary cap also without spreading a bonus out over the length of the contract. It is also Not possible for a high paid player to ‘outplay’ a contract. When a team pays a big $bucks$ deal, they expect that player to perform at a high level, not just be average. Right? So tired of that crap! A mid to late round pick or an undrafted free agent can outplay his contract, but please, don’t ever write or say that about an established player who is expected to be one of the best at their position. Duhh!

  30. All these Revis bashers must be jealous you dont have him on your team…I would be too considering I see a lot of Bills fans commenting

  31. Breaking News Saints trade Brees and a 3rd round pick to Jets for Revis , Tebow, and a 5th rnd pick

  32. tjacks7 says:
    May 31, 2012 1:41 PM
    Really puts guys like Cruz and Foster in a good light when they show up to work for less than $1 million and clowns like this guy and Lance Briggs hold out and complain every 2 years because they agreed to front loaded contracts.
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    Answer honest….would you rather be in a “good light” but only make $500K for one year and risk taking care of your entire family for the rest of their lives in this horrid economy OR act like a “clown” but get paid a $15M signing bonus which can take care of you and your family even if you blew out a knee??? Yeah…that’s what I thought.

  33. You’ll just get hurt again if you hold out again. It always turns out the same way. Player holds out, misses training camp and pre season. Comes back to play when the games count and pulls a hammy and has an average to below average year.

  34. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 31, 2012 1:07 PM

    You mean the same deal that the team signed and agreed to…and can just cut the player when they feel like it. It goes both ways.

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    It does go both ways. Revis has every right to not play this year if he wants that. Go ahead and quit/retire, you show them who’s boss.

  35. No problem. Move Tebow to corner and you’re all set.

    Although I’m not sure his ego can take being called part of the “secondary.”

  36. Thumbs up if you suspect he has already blown the. $32.5 mil. Must be hanging with Cromartie.

  37. bearsrulepackdrool says:
    May 31, 2012 1:07 PM
    gtorlone says:
    May 31, 2012 1:03 PM
    What a punk. Honor the deal YOU signed, that YOU agreed to.
    ____________________________
    You mean the same deal that the team signed and agreed to…and can just cut the player when they feel like it. It goes both ways.
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    Not exactly. The team won’t cut him IF the player continues to play at the same level as when he signed. Sometimes there are financial issues that can’t be met and players do get traded or cut but those guys will always get picked up by a new team if they can still play well.

    Revis is not any better than he was when he signed so a raise is ridiculous because he is already well payed and it is much more than $6.75M for the next two years when you factor in prorated bonuses, etc. Players always forget that part of their salaries at the back end of the deal have already been paid so they cry about not being loved or that they should be the highest paid…

    If he does hold out, I hope they let his butt rot while he pays the team that daily fine. Ungrateful punk.

  38. Go ahead and hold out. You’ll lose the right to opt out after 2013 and we’ll have you ass under contract until after 2016. Go ahead, sit and sit down until 2017. Have a fun five year hold out.

  39. Its jerks like this that always hold out for more , he is no longer an elite Corner. He did nothing last year, if anything he should have to give money back.Let him go test the market and see what hes worth.

  40. You are all crybabies. There is no loyalty from the owners either. A contract means nothing. You get cut if you underperform. It happens all the time.

  41. People out of work, and this loser is turning down millions of dollars?!! Hold out, and don’t come back. You know where you can stick your conceited attitude. Change places with someone with kids who can’t find a job. Revis, you suck.

  42. Revis is the best CB in the NFL. He shuts down the best WR’s in the NFL (Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson).

    Having said that, the Jets have to call his bluff this time. Does Revis really want to sit out for the entire 2012 season? I don’t he wants to miss this season.

    The Jets have to stand firm and make Revis either honor his contract (which is a very good and fair contract) or tell him to enjoy watching the Jets play on television.

    Revis will lose a lot more than the Jets is he sits out in 2012. He doesn’t benefit in any way by holding out for the 2nd time in 2 years.

    The Jets will play 16 games in 2012 with or without Revis. The fans won’t support Revis this year.

    End of story.

  43. I hate how people jump on players for holding out. Contracts mean very little in the NFL compared to other leagues and teams new M.O. is to run guys into the ground on the cheap and then cast them away. There is 0 loyalty towards players and the holdout is the only bargaining tool for the players. It might sound excessive but Revision is worth well more than 6.5. The Jets will try to slime their way to the cheapest option and Revis will be called the bad guy by idiotic fans and slave owners.

  44. I wouldn’t pay him another dime.

    He seems more eager to get paid than to win a Superbowl.

  45. To all you goofballs that say “play, you have a contract” you realize peyton manning had 3 years left on his contract when the Colts cut him to avoid paying him the $28M the team agreed to pay him 2 years ago? I want a viable explanation for why fans hold a double standard and say the player has a contract while completely ignoring owners have the same contract yet can easily say we arent paying u the heavy backloaded deal, we’re cutting u…

  46. I wish I could do this every Sunday evening ….

    Hey, look boss … I want to be there Monday morning at 7am, BUT, I think we need to re-think my salary …. I mean I have pulled through for the office and the compensation isn’t matching the perfromance I bring.

    I know I signed my last raise 2 quarters ago, BUT its time to restructure accordingly … until then I will be at home collecting what you pay me now.

  47. FinFan68 says: May 31, 2012 2:15 PM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    May 31, 2012 1:07 PM
    gtorlone says:
    May 31, 2012 1:03 PM
    What a punk. Honor the deal YOU signed, that YOU agreed to.
    ____________________________
    You mean the same deal that the team signed and agreed to…and can just cut the player when they feel like it. It goes both ways.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Not exactly. The team won’t cut him IF the player continues to play at the same level as when he signed. Sometimes there are financial issues that can’t be met and players do get traded or cut but those guys will always get picked up by a new team if they can still play well.

    Revis is not any better than he was when he signed so a raise is ridiculous because he is already well payed and it is much more than $6.75M for the next two years when you factor in prorated bonuses, etc. Players always forget that part of their salaries at the back end of the deal have already been paid so they cry about not being loved or that they should be the highest paid…

    If he does hold out, I hope they let his butt rot while he pays the team that daily fine. Ungrateful punk.

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    I’m sorry what’s that about honoring the contract that you (the team) signed…

    Peyton Manning signed a monster deal. The next year he’s a Bronco. I’m just saying it goes both ways. The team signed that contract too. They would pay them and they can still just cut a player the year after they drew up that contract. Who’s really honoring the contract?
    You’re right about finances and all that. But, a smart owner will account for that. Which they do. They know what they’re doing. They can cut a veteran and get a younger cheaper version. Throw some money at them upfront to make them happy and cut them later.

  48. jakek2 says:
    May 31, 2012 1:55 PM
    How’s that “play out your contract” thing working out for Steve Smith (NYG/Phi/Rams)?
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    Seriously, did I miss something? How was that situation similar?

  49. @bearsrulepackdrool,
    I understand what you are saying but using Manning as an example only proves the point I was making. Peyton actually got a better deal in Denver and made $26.4M from the Colts last year without putting on any pads. The loyalty was shown by the Colts and then it came time to make another $28M gamble on a player that nobody knew could even play. He was cut and somebody thought he could still play and paid him. If a player gets cut and never gets another shot, that means he could no longer play anymore and therefor was no longer living up to the performance standards the contract was based on.

  50. If contracts mean nothing then why have them then? Just play year to year. It is ironic and extremely hypocritical that these jackasses whine and bitch about getting franchised tagged and getting a huge payday for one year….then turn around and threaten to hold out when there is time and money left on the long-term deal they wanted and signed.

    You can’t have it both ways.

  51. There is no negotiation here, he signed a NEW deal just 2 years ago. The front office needs to hold the line period.

  52. 808raiderinparadise | May 31, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT
    I wish I could do this every Sunday evening ….

    Hey, look boss … I want to be there Monday morning at 7am, BUT, I think we need to re-think my salary …. I mean I have pulled through for the office and the compensation isn’t matching the perfromance I bring.

    I know I signed my last raise 2 quarters ago, BUT its time to restructure accordingly … until then I will be at home collecting what you pay me now.

    ——————————————————————————

    This ia an assinine comparison but in actually no one is stopping you from doing the very thing…might not get you anywhere…then again it might…but i doubt you sign quarterly raises and if you did they probably dont stop you from striking or asking for more money

  53. Your right he IS worth more than 6.7 mill, that’s why he’s getting paid an average of 11.5 million a year. Like come on, no one is that ignorant, the amount he’s worth has no beating on the value of the final years of a longer deal that was front loaded.

  54. And the reason u say it’s asinine is exactly why it isn’t, because it sounds absolutely ridiculous when compared to the real world. It SHOULD BE ridiculous in this context too, but for some reason fans think it isn’t. Guess what? Anyone anywhere with a few exceptions can get fired at any time for almost no reason and ABSOLUTELY CAN if they can’t do the job they were hired to do or don’t show up to work, that’s the nature of our society and business structure…it’s called capitalism. Big businesses hold most if not all of the power, why do we apply a different standard to the NFL? It’s how everyone in this country’s employment works, why are these players so different than incredibly talented lawyers or marketing personnel who suddenly underperform or stop showing up? It isn’t, players need to live by the standards of every other incredibly high paid job in this country, which in fact isnt much different than the lower paid jobs. And striking, btw, is a completely different scenario and really has no bearing here

  55. I don’t think they can afford not to sign him!He may be the best corner in the league. I don’t see the offense being anymore than a grind it out and don’t turn the ball over team. So they will need a strong D. All 3 of the other teams improved in their division in the off season. Bills grabbed some nice free agents and had a decent draft. I highly doubt The Hoodie will definitely improve the Pats D. And Miami gave the Jets Tony Sporano. All that being said…
    I love that the Yets keep the distractions going! The Yets will suck and Rex will get fired …CANT WAIT!!

  56. I’m convinced God hates Tim Tebow.

    How else can you explain him sending Tebow to join these drama queens? The Browns think the Jets are an embarrassment.

  57. I’d take bowmen for revis but for everybody saying revis is over rated really u guys must not watch what he does to the number one wideouts in the game who hasn’t he shut down Stevie Johnson had one good game against him.

  58. From a Jets fan perspective, I almost hope he does hold out.

    We cant take the cap hit involved in trading him this year, so a new deal would have to be done, ensuring a longer stay for Darrelle in NY.

    Wouldn’t be pretty, but I’d take it.

  59. I know it seems like by holding out he’s not honoring a deal he agreed to, but the team has every right to stop honoring the deal when they choose the player should as well. If the system were like baseball where the player is entitled to the contract if the team cuts him, it would be a different story.

  60. jetstizzi85 says:

    “Non-issue….The Jets will pay him just as they have being doing with all their young core players in recent years….Harris / Brick / Mangold”

    …And the Jet will continue to be mediocre as a result.

  61. Wow. Doesn’t it seem like a really bad idea to give frontloaded contracts to huge-ego’d, prima-donna ballers who play premium $ positions?

    Wha? He’s back for more? Derp.

  62. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 31, 2012 1:07 PM

    gtorlone says:
    May 31, 2012 1:03 PM
    What a punk. Honor the deal YOU signed, that YOU agreed to.

    ____________________________

    You mean the same deal that the team signed and agreed to…and can just cut the player when they feel like it. It goes both ways.

    I agree, he has every right to retire.

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