The player the Jets picked with the Darrelle Revis first-round compensation has officially signed his deal. For far less than what the Buccaneers will pay Revis.
Per a league source with knowledge of the transaction, Richardson has applied his name to a four-year, $10.054 million contract Thursday morning.
That’s roughly $6 million less than Revis’ base salary for the coming season.
The Richardson contract is fully guaranteed, with offset language. Despite speculation that Richardson was trying to get offset language removed, we’re told that the delay came from efforts to get more of the money paid out sooner.
As to cornerback Dee Milliner, picked at No. 9 with the selection the Jets “earned” last year, offsets are one of the issues. And as of Friday, Milliner will be one of the first-round holdouts at a time when some in the media boldly (yet incorrectly) have declared that no one holds out anymore.