Darrelle Revis: Sit down with Jets has to happen “sooner or later”

Reuters

If Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis does decide to hold out on the Jets this year, it will come at training camp.

Revis took part in the first practice of Jets minicamp on Tuesday, erasing any concern that he would start his push for a new contract on the day that mandatory workouts got underway. Before minicamp, Revis had not ruled out anything for training camp at this point, but he also hadn’t said he will definitely be there in late July.

Revis didn’t change that tune at all on Tuesday, but did say that he felt like he needs to have a meeting with owner Woody Johnson, General Manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan. None is scheduled at present, but it does seem like one will be necessary if Revis is going to see his way clear to retiring as a Jet.

“Sooner or later it has to, I got two more years left so we’ll see and we’ll go from there,” Revis said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “Whatever is best for me and the organization we’ll get through it.”

Revis’ ace-in-the-hole in any negotiation with the Jets is the fact that they are barred from using the franchise tag on him after the 2013 season. While they can extend his contract three years at $3 million if Revis holds out this summer, the lack of a tag looms in the background as a major leverage shifter when this year is over. That could lead to movement on a new deal now so the possibility of losing Revis never enters the picture for the Jets.

18 responses to “Darrelle Revis: Sit down with Jets has to happen “sooner or later”

  1. Revis, you hold out you lose, the fact that we only went 8-8 last year hurts you…..so what you hold out, so what youd ont play, we going to go 6-10 this year because of it…..as great as you are, 1 great CB doesn’t make an average team a superbowl team…….you want to gain leverage, show up this year, bust your ass, get your teammates to do the same, go 11-5, make some noise and say “hey see what WE did with MY leadership”…..not the other way around

  2. Who does he think he is, a wide receiver? As an organization you can’t keep giving in to this type of extortion without pissing off other players on the team. What do you think Captain Holmes will do if this works? Let Revis sit out a year if it comes to that. What’s he going to do, become an architect?

  3. He’s a great cover corner, but how does that translate to wins? Looking at recent SB winning teams its more about pass rush and being able to score points. Putting all this money in Cromartie and Revis leaves them pinning hopes on rookies to generate pressure and they have squat on offense at skill positions and weakness at RT.

    Not sure what they are doing as an organization, but if I’m Revis its probably a good time to push on this.

  4. “Revis’ ace-in-the-hole in any negotiation with the Jets is the fact that they are barred from using the franchise tag on him after the 2013 season. While they can extend his contract three years at $3 million if Revis holds out this summer, the lack of a tag looms in the background as a major leverage shifter when this year is over.”

    So this means the Jets hold all the leverage for this season at least. Revis cannot hold out under any circumstances this year or he has to play 3 years at $3 million per. No chance Revis would risk that. Every football news site has done a poor job at explaining why the Jets would be compelled to give Revis an extension THIS off-season. Next year, sure, as Revis hold most the cards with the threat of no franchise tag. But why would the Jets make a move before then?

  5. The Jets should ram the terms of his existing contract into his big mouth and right straight down his throat with a toilet plunger.

  6. Revis signed a contract after holding out a couple of years ago didn’t he?

    Let’s hope the Jets tell him no… as they should.

    It’s one thing for a free agent to sign a league minimum contract then turn out to be an all pro. It’s another for a first round draft pick to sign his contract, then hold out for a better contract, and then hold out again.

    Enough is enough. He should play for the money he agreed to or pay back the prorated amount of his signing bonus from the last contract he signed.

  7. Revis signed a contract based on his 2008 and 2009 performance. His 2010 and 2011 seasons have not exceded 2008 and 2009. Therefore he has not outplayed his contract and does not deserve a raise.

  8. REVIS dude……really YET AGAIN wanting MORE money? To play a kids game, a sport? and only for a few moths a year? try unemployment, or wal mart, or the ford dealership, or applebees, then come crying to us fans who PAY your money greedy salary so you can have 8 cars 3 mansions and money to blow while WE FANS struggle to pay to watch a GAME live !!!!!

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