Jets, Revis at odds over offseason workouts

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It’s becoming more and more clear that the Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis are headed for a divorce.  And that they’re currently involved in a not-so-subtle P.R. battle.

Revis supposedly doesn’t want to be traded by the Jets.  But he also doesn’t want to show up for offseason workouts, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.  Specifically, Revis wants to avoid an awkward situation, and he prefers to continue his ACL rehab work in Arizona.

He can’t have it both ways.  If he truly doesn’t want to be traded, he needs to be all in, especially with a $1 million workout bonus riding on his decision to participate in at least 80 percent of the team’s offseason workouts.  Per Cimini, a $1 million roster bonus and a $1 million reporting bonus also hinge on Revis showing up for offseason workouts.  (It would be unusual to tie other money to showing for voluntary workouts, but we can’t confirm or debunk the assertion without looking at the specific language of the contract.)

The Jets, per Cimini, expect Revis to be there when offseason workouts open on April 15.  That’s not surprising; to get a trade package headlined by the 2013 first-round pick new G.M. John Idzik reportedly covets, the Jets need to perpetuate the notion that, if they can’t trade Revis, they’ll keep him.  If they instead let Revis work out on his own but still pay him the money he gets only by showing up and working out with the team (whether that’s $1 million, $3 million, or something in between), other teams will believe the Jets are determined to trade him.

The fact that this is even an issue shows that Revis wants out — and it lends credence to the idea that he knows the Buccaneers are ready to give him the kind of contract the Jets presumably never will.

44 responses to “Jets, Revis at odds over offseason workouts

  1. I don’t think Revis cares about being great anymore. He just wants money and he wants to make it the easiest way possible. But then again, it’s the Jets so who can truly blame him?

  2. I keep seeing people ripping Revised for being greedy and it is pretty silly. Think about it, say you made $20 an hour (a good wage) to do your job and some other company said Hey come work here and well give you $30. You wouldn’t be greedy or selfish to talk about or try to take the other job, you would be stupid not to take it. Its the same thing with athletes, just with millions of dollars.

  3. Revis is officially the biggest headache any team in the league has to deal with. His continual antics leave a bad taste for us fans of the game.

  4. Ii would rather get my cornerback through the draft. Save millions and less headache than Diva Revis. He’s turning out to be the leagues biggest baby.

  5. i cant see anything that revis did wrong this offseason. btw, revis got the same agent as vj. so he knows whats going on in tampa.

  6. Seem pretty clear Revis is now a little out of sych or behind the curve of what is happening in the NFL. The NFL is a game of cycles and trends.

    In the current cyle, the trend is that teams are now throwing on an average of over 60% of downs. That means that in most series, on most posssessions, Defenses are in nickel and dime packages on at least two downs – with 5 and sometimes 6 DB’s on the field.

    That being the case, clubs are no longer finding it justifiable to pay $12-15 meg/year to just one ‘shut down’ corner. The higher percentage thing to do is invest in finding and developing players who can pressure the passer – because most Secondaries are really no better than their front 7 allows them to be.

  7. The longer this keeps going the less likely it appear they will get good value for him in a trade. With injures plus holding out every year… I don’t see the jets getting more than a 2nd round pick

  8. Revis has to be one of the bigger media-created divas in recent memory. The whole “Revis Island” nickname made his head so big, he probably can’t even fit through the door at Jets’ camp.

  9. wryly1 says: Apr 7, 2013 12:59 PM

    Seem pretty clear Revis is now a little out of sych or behind the curve of what is happening in the NFL. The NFL is a game of cycles and trends.

    In the current cyle, the trend is that teams are now throwing on an average of over 60% of downs. That means that in most series, on most posssessions, Defenses are in nickel and dime packages on at least two downs – with 5 and sometimes 6 DB’s on the field.

    That being the case, clubs are no longer finding it justifiable to pay $12-15 meg/year to just one ‘shut down’ corner. The higher percentage thing to do is invest in finding and developing players who can pressure the passer – because most Secondaries are really no better than their front 7 allows them to be.

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    That just points out how stupid the Bucs are for getting involved with this diva.

    I am not aware of any other team even mentioning the possibility of acquiring Revis.

  10. Anyone from the NY area knows this is how Revis has always been. Prima Donna and never happy with his contract. Not sure his play on the field is enough to deal with his issues (selfabsorption, malcontent) that the team needs to deal with off the field.

  11. The Jets are done for this year as it is. Time to rebuild. I think they can get two 2nds for Revis, this year and next.

    The thing to do is take the hit this year. Load up on draft picks, and get your cap in shape. Then shed Sanchez, Rex and Tebow, and start your re-build with a team with some young talent, a new coach, a new QB, plenty of cap room, and a deep FA pool to fill the holes.

    Then if you have been reasonably decent in the draft and FA, you can start to compete with the Pats in 2014, and seriously challenge them in 2015

  12. Revis has a big problem with that bad knee. Cornerbacks usually don’t come back better or even at the same level of play after that surgery. Woe to the team that signs him before finding out if he still has it.

  13. Everyone seems to think that his ACL recovery is a slam dunk. Ask D. Foxworth if 100% return is a gimme.

  14. It’s all about the $$ with these players & that’s OK, they gotta lotta yrs after the nfl is done with them. But, I think Mevis has taken it to a new and annoying level. At least some of these other players are still interested in playing football.

  15. Revis is the epitome of greed. He cares zero about his team, fans or anyone but his bank account.

    I expect he’s not one of the players who are smart with his money and 5 years after he’s out of the game we’ll hear about him being homeless and broke. And everyone he’s screwed over will laugh at his situation and do nothing to help him.

  16. Everyone says that all the Jets crave are headlines. Well, they are killing the Giants thanks to Darrelle.

    Welcome to Revis Island!

    Population: One self-absorbed individual who doesn’t even pretend to care about the idea of team. Go Jets!

  17. Must be a slow day florio you should stop manufacturing stories about revis and the jets. He’s going to be there when he has to be and he will not be traded and he will sign long term deal. Can you please stop with these non stories

  18. And p.s your a hack florio and that other one manish what ever his name is you have no real sources within the jets organization all you get is the 2n hand trash from other reporters that have a hate on for the jets. If its such a big deal why are you and this site the only one talking bout the jets and revis. Cause you know why it’s because the other reporters know they don’t have any legit info on the situation .

  19. The more he talks, the less other teams are going to have interest in him.

    I sure as heck wouldn’t want a guy on my team who’s going to be wanting a new contract every season.

  20. the jets should of traded him already…i will lmao when the bucs wait them out and either get him for no draft pics next year or 2014 draft pick if the jets are lucky..

  21. Tampa has already offered a 1 for next year, along with a 2 or 3. The Jets can take that right now, but they’re holding out for this year’s 1. Its a poker game right now, and the Bucs will blink come draft day. Idzik knows exactly what he’s doing.

  22. I don’t see Revis as selfish and greedy, but he’s constantly pushing the envelope for more of everything. He wants to be paid a lot more than has ever been paid at his position and he likes to miss camp. He also doesn’t think he should play out his contracts, just collect the up front money. That makes him a hard player to deal with and a distraction.

    The Jets don’t need one superstar on the defense while they have little to nothing on their offense. They should use the Revis money to rebuild. If another team makes the mistake of giving up a first round draft pick just to obtain rights to this constant river of demands that’s their problem.

  23. Jets handled this all wrong. Really i wouldnt think there is anything else they can do but trade him soon. The more stories that come out like this the less hes gonna be worth.

  24. Jets, do yourselves a favor and trade the guy…He is a primadonna…Remember, he can’t put points on the board for you consistantly.

  25. madczyk says: Apr 7, 2013 12:32 PM

    I keep seeing people ripping Revised for being greedy and it is pretty silly. Think about it, say you made $20 an hour (a good wage) to do your job and some other company said Hey come work here and well give you $30. You wouldn’t be greedy or selfish to talk about or try to take the other job, you would be stupid not to take it. Its the same thing with athletes, just with millions of dollars.

    Yeah, but someone saying they will give you more money is nothing without actual proof in writing, which is something he doesn’t have because it would be against NFL rules. So yes, he is being greedy. No one actually said they would pay him more, he’s just trying to squeeze what he can out of the Jets. Just like he has before. Revis is a high maintenance and greedy player.

  26. Its hard to believe the Buc’s are willing to pay him $15m a year (as reported, and obviously Revis approved). I would have thought this pre-season proved that DB’s simply are not worth that. You can put together a nice (entire) backfield with that kind of money, so its truly baffling Tampa is going to make this guy the riches DB many times over.

    For all the talk about how player pay is on the decline, I think its better described as the gap between certain players and the rest of the league is getting huge. Flacco, Rodgers, Revis….mammoth contracts. Everyone else…budget deals.

  27. Thinking about this its very hard to believe the Glazers, among the cheapest owners of any pro team in any sport, would pay Revis 15 mil a year plus give up the pics to get him.

    That doesn’t fit in the pattern of how they’ve run that team.

  28. yeah like spend over 100 million on Nicks, Vincent and Wright…. it fits the pattern perfectly actually.

  29. You’re talking about a guy who had two hold outs in three years.

    Yeah, he’s going to be a headache.

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