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Report: Jets won’t pursue $6 million from Darrelle Revis

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The Jets will release cornerback Darrelle Revis, avoiding a $2 million roster bonus due next week but absorbing $6 million in guaranteed salary for 2017. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports that the Jets will not try to keep the $6 million.

As explained by Vacchiano, the team looked into whether a recent arrest in Pittsburgh provides grounds for invalidating the guarantee. They correctly decided that it doesn’t; absent a league-imposed suspension or justifiable grounds for a team-imposed suspension for conduct detrimental to the team (surely, offseason off-field misconduct is not), the money remains guaranteed.

So the Jets had to decide whether to pay $2 million now in order to wait and see whether there’s a way to avoid the $6 million later. It was an easy decision, especially since the $6 million has offset language, giving the Jets a dollar-for-dollar credit for the first $6 million Revis makes elsewhere.

Thus, while the Jets may privately couch their strategy as reflecting a conscious decision to take the high road, it’s really the only road that the Jets could have taken.

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14 Responses to “Report: Jets won’t pursue $6 million from Darrelle Revis”
  1. nflrulebook says: Feb 28, 2017 10:51 PM

    ‘Member when the Jets tampered to get Revis from the 2015 superbowl champion New England Patriots.

    I ‘member

  2. pftisthebestsiteeverlol says: Feb 28, 2017 11:06 PM

    must be nice to be able to piss away $6M

  3. meximyke says: Mar 1, 2017 2:36 AM

    Revis is done, put a fork in him! Don’t think the jets will be getting any money back! Now I want to see if their is an idiot GM that would sign the has been loser!!

  4. footballisnotthatimportant says: Mar 1, 2017 2:48 AM

    Retire and go away, Darrelle.

    You’re washed up and hopefully going to jail.

  5. naes says: Mar 1, 2017 3:39 AM

    I bet he goes back to the Pats for the league minimum and tries out at FS.

  6. jxt2521 says: Mar 1, 2017 6:21 AM

    He had them by the balls, if they ever had any balls. If they tried to take that money he would have sued and provided real evidence of their spy style tampering system.

  7. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 1, 2017 7:40 AM


  8. intrafinesse says: Mar 1, 2017 7:50 AM

    He didn’t try last season, so why would he come back and essentially play for free, since he has a guaranteed 6MM with offsets. Only if he wants to play after this season would he play, and then he’s playing for free in 2017. It’s not like he needs the money.

    If I was one of the other 31 teams I’d wonder if he would make the real effort needed to play well in the NFL. An older former star who dogs it isn’t helping a team.

  9. straighcashhomey says: Mar 1, 2017 8:10 AM

    jets lol. never change

  10. karl422 says: Mar 1, 2017 9:06 AM

    With the way he played last year he should give back the six million plus last year’s salary. Teams third WR were beating him. He’s DONE.

  11. daddeeo says: Mar 1, 2017 10:00 AM

    Thanks for Bilking the Jets out of Millions!!! hahahaha

  12. pastabelly says: Mar 1, 2017 10:20 AM

    He has had one very good year in the past five years (Patriots in 2014). In his ten year career, he was fantastic for six of those years. Nobody was better than him in his first five years with the Jets. At this point, I would take Richard Sherman’s career over Revis’ and Sherman is still in his prime.

  13. whybotherifeverythinggetscensored says: Mar 1, 2017 12:00 PM

    Hush money so he does not blow the lid of Woody’s illegal tampering.

  14. zeke2517 says: Mar 1, 2017 12:07 PM

    “must be nice to be able to piss away $6M”

    Did you not read the post? It wasn’t even that long.

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