Report: Darrelle Revis signed two-year deal, could make $10 million in 2018

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Cornerback Darrelle Revis has signed with the Chiefs and will be playing for free for the next six weeks, but there’s a chance for more in the future.

The Jets are paying Revis the $6 million in guaranteed money called for in his contract and there are offsets, so the veteran minimum salary he’ll be making with Kansas City will give the Jets some financial relief while leaving Revis with the same payout. If Revis plays well enough for the Chiefs to want him back next year, the contractual details will look different.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Revis signed a two-year deal with Kansas City and that it calls for Revis to make $10 million in 2018. The Chiefs would have to decide whether to keep him by the start of the next league year as the money would become guaranteed at that point.

Rapoport reports that there are also team-based incentives in this year’s deal. He can make $1.75 million if he plays in the AFC title game and another $1.75 million if the Chiefs win the Super Bowl. Per the report, that money would not be subject to offsets so a deep playoff run would make for a nice bonus after a late start to his season.

15 responses to “Report: Darrelle Revis signed two-year deal, could make $10 million in 2018

  1. Thought Pittsburgh was going to sign him at the last minute. The chiefs are a loss cause this year..

  2. Sounds like a smart deal; he can prove himself this year, make extra money in the playoffs, Chiefs and him have a guaranteed deal for nexy or they don’t pay it and he at least has a few months of playing time to price himself on.

  3. Great for Revis, but I don’t know why these stupid “agents” don’t understand this league better! That second year deal almost GUARANTEE’S Revis won’t play for the Chiefs NEXT year. He should have put in a lower more team attractive amount. Revis has made MONEY already in this league. He will be a journeyman CB at this point even though he is not old. The league is prejudiced against 30 year olds these days. the rookie deals have made 30 year olds expendable. He should have said in year 2 he would play for $3 million with up to 10 million with milestones for performance only. Give them a deal that makes them give you a shot at least next year. Revis has to play better than Richard Sherman this year in order to seal that deal for year 2!!!

    Too many times I see stupid agents setting up their clients in these fake deals that only make it easier for their player to be cut!!!

  4. as to the notion the deal is stupid because it sets revis up to be cut, lets look at it from revis’ point of view. he obviously want to play again. recognizing that the jets deal makes him more than his current market value, he is basically playing the remainder of this season for the limited chance of his incentives cashing in.

    the only reason to do this would be to allow himself to be evaluated by the league in an effort to secure a worthwhile deal for next year. and if that is the goal, why would he want to tie himself to the chiefs on a deal he might not find agreeable next year? it seems to me revis usually knows what he is doing at the negotiating table….

  5. Mevis looking for a chance to show he’s in shape and can contribute. The second year is window dressing. The way he let himself get out of shape and embarrassed last year any GM that gives him a deal going forward that isn’t incentive based is playing Russian roulette with the team’s cap and his job.

  6. 10 million isn’t even close to top tier CB money. If he’s serviceable this year (which is doubtful seeing his past performance), I could see the Chiefs keeping him at 10 million.

    The 10 million is more likely so the Chiefs could control his rights (in case he shows more than a pulse this year), in 2018 without a franchise tag. It’s a steep price for a declining former star but I think they know this.

  7. 1) He’s done. He declined in 2014 and 2015. He was awful in 2016.

    2) He won’t get paid $10mm in 2018 unless he has a phenominal rest of the year. Considering he didn’t go to training camp and hasn’t played in almost a year, how likely is that?

    This is an audition for 2018 for any team that wants to pay him a low salary.

  8. thefirstsmilergrogan says:
    November 23, 2017 at 9:49 am
    as to the notion the deal is stupid because it sets revis up to be cut, lets look at it from revis’ point of view. he obviously want to play again. recognizing that the jets deal makes him more than his current market value, he is basically playing the remainder of this season for the limited chance of his incentives cashing in.

    the only reason to do this would be to allow himself to be evaluated by the league in an effort to secure a worthwhile deal for next year. and if that is the goal, why would he want to tie himself to the chiefs on a deal he might not find agreeable next year? it seems to me revis usually knows what he is doing at the negotiating table….
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    There is this thing called reality! There are only a few games left. Odds are that Revis does NOT become Sherman in a new system. He is playing “upstream” at this point. I believe he has it in him to play well given right circumstances. Sooo, my thinking is if he works out well on the Chiefs, and they are a playoff contender, then that is his best bet to be resigned NEXT year, which is what Revis REALLY wants! Well, maybe it is just me, but who wants to make a bet Revis is NOT signed for $10 mill with anybody next year! So, if that is the reality, Revis should have wisely crafted a second year deal that makes it ATTRACTIVE to keep him. Instead, $10 Mill makes it a guarantee that he gets cut. A bird in the hand as they say. If he is not a starter he makes a great depth addition for a playoff team for sure. I have seen so many guys cut just because of their “money” contracts and signing bonus deadlines. He needs to play this year and next year or he is done. That’s how crucial it is for him to play even for less money. That’s what I would have recommended were I his agent. I would NOT have agreed to such a stupid deal.

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