Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was back in his hometown Thursday, and said he wanted to “retire a Jet.”
Of course, he didn’t say he wasn’t going to hold out when the Jets convene training camp, either.
“I don’t know,” Revis replied when asked if he’d report to training camp on time. “That’s up to [general manager] Mike Tannenbaum. I really don’t know.”
Here we go.
Revis has earned his $32.5 million over the last two years, but is scheduled to make “just” $13.5 million the next two. Adjusting that number would clearly help make up his mind about whether to hold out for the third time in six years.
By not answering the question, he’s clearly passed the ball to Tannenbaum. So far, the Jets haven’t indicated they’re in a hurry to re-do the deal, something Revis believes they promised they’d do.
Looks like we might not have to wait long to see Florio’s new theory on holdouts in action.