Unhappy with his contract, Revis is skipping OTAs

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said last month that speculation he would demand $20 million a year was “insane.” But that doesn’t mean he’s happy with his current contract.

In fact, Revis is absent from the Jets’ organized team activities today, and Manish Mehta, the Jets beat writer for the New York Daily News, reports that Revis’s absence is because he’s unhappy with his contractual situation.

Revis is regarded by many as the best cornerback in the league, so it would be reasonable for him to also want to be the highest-paid cornerback in the league. With Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha making more than $15 million per year, Revis likely wants somewhere around the midway point between $15 million and the “insane” $20 million.

And until he gets a hefty raise, Revis may think it’s insane for the Jets to expect him to attend all voluntary workouts.

50 responses to “Unhappy with his contract, Revis is skipping OTAs

  1. Revis is a ‘me-me’ player…Lol, the unraveling begins for the jets.
    Their D had good numbers last year because they could run…Now they expect to do so w/an over the hill ‘ me-me’ Tomlinson [ never LT]
    So think jets will show tape of revis’ 4 whiffs vs the Colts last year?
    Will give jets credit…they do one helluva job winning SB every year in offseason…41 years and counting.

  2. And it starts!!
    J-E-T-S will be known for being D-I-V-A-S after this season with all the new ya-hoos they picked up and hard knocks show while still thinking there will be a SB in there future!
    HAHAAAA!!
    Stick to being lil’ Bro in a GIANTS land!! LOL!!

  3. Come one NYJ pay this man his money and lock up the pathetic franchise for the next decade.
    I just want him to start practicing ASAP because if he doesn’t than all that does is give NYJ fans another lame excuses as to why the Phins spank that @ss yet again this year.

  4. Revis is the reason that the Jets can run the style of defense they run. Pay the man!

  5. can’t blame him a bit…if you’re the jets, ya gotta pay this guy. the team is so far and away better because of his performance it ain’t a question.
    however, the CBA situation and current other players on that team waiting to get theirs, makes it a sticky situation for the J-E-T-S……..

  6. So he missed the last day of OTA’s? He must be REAL pissed…
    yes that IS sarcasm…

  7. Don’t sign a contract in the first place then. Sick of the premadonnas. Darrelle, you are a young rich man play out your contract and when it runs out a new one will be waiting for you. All of these guys play a game for a living and always want more. Is he the best CB in football? Yes, and I love him on the Jets. He enables that defense to be as good as it is. I’m not happy with the money I make at my job, but who is? Stop the bitching and go PLAY football

  8. “Revis is regarded by many as the best cornerback in the league”
    By who Jets fans! Nnamdi is more of a game changer then Revis. He plays far more man on man and every QB in the league is affaid to throw his way. Revis has yet to reach that level. Don’t get me wrong the man is good but not the best. Not yet anyway.

  9. Hey look Another player buying into his own hype. Want a better deal? Be a man and stick out the one you signed. Good things come to mature people and people that handle their business the right way.

  10. Hold out for 30 mill a year!
    If you don’t get it then demand to be traded to the NFC
    – AFC east receivers

  11. Nnamdi is the best CB in the league – hands down.
    Revis allowed over a dozen more completions than passes ATTEMPTED towards Asomugha. Asomugha does it in an inferior defense that puts less pressure on the QBs AND he did it against the league’s best WRs (Marshall twice, Andre Johnson, Vincent Jackson, etc). I’m not knockin Revis, but he is clearly not the shut-down CB that Nnamdi is.

  12. Revis you big baby , get your lazy ass back to work . Your not as good as you think , your gonna get exposed this season (be thankful your working ) piece of crap you .

  13. well, in fairness…the contract the Raiders gave to Nnamdi was “Insane”—-so a 15 mil per year match is reasonable. The Revis contract is also likely to be of greater length unlike the Nnamdi panic extension…
    Revis deserves whatever he gets, but 17 mil per year is still a pretty ridiculous #. Just another reason why even when they suck…everyone hates the Raiders.

  14. Raider B says:
    June 3, 2010 1:22 PM
    Nnamdi let 1 TD in 3 seasons. Nnamdi is hands down better.
    ………………………………………………………….
    Vincent Jackson scored twice on him in the same game last season ….nice try d-bag

  15. Nnamdi is a stud, Revis is a stud. But I do remember Revis getting on NFL Total Access or something a few weeks back and saying it won’t be a problem, because he knows a deal will get done. If the majority of the team is practicing, as a team player, you should be practicing too. Revis will get his money, he needs to get out there and be sure that this last year wasn’t an anomaly.

  16. Anyone reading this the absolute best at what they do?- didn’t think so- pay the man!

  17. I like how Raiders fans are talking about Nnamdi like he’s some sort of god and name WR’s that Revis has already shut down. I’m not even Jets fan and could care less about either CB.
    I’d rather have Jabari Greer for nowhere near that sort of money and up there with Nnamdi and Revis… He’s one of the best man to man CB’s in the NFL. Oh and not to mention Tracy Porter THE LEGEND KILLER!

  18. If he’s skipping OTA’s ,then why the F was he on the field today practicing at the F’N OTA’s picking off a Kellen Clemens Pass , nice story D-Bags, and for that goes for all you idiots that believed it as well . go to newyorkjets.com and read or listen Rex’s presser today ,REVIS WAS OUT THERE…

  19. I knew he was talking pure BS earlier in the year when he wasn’t concerned about how much he would get. I hope he holds out for big bucks and Jets see the light. You can’t keep signing every available player and expect to be able to pay them. The meltdown begins.

  20. For all those saying Nnamdi is better “hands-down” are crazy. The reason no QB passes his way is because EVERY runs wild on the Raiders D. Why pass when you can easily get 100 yrds rushing a game?
    Buying into his own hype? HAHAH Since Revis came into the league, he has been nothing but a GREAT CB.
    All the hate is coming from fans of teams who would love to have Revis play CB on their team

  21. “Jets are the worst franchise in the history of the AFC East.”
    Let’s be realistic. They’re the worse franchise in the history of the NFL.

  22. LOL, Jets are going down in flames and Florio’s going with ’em. Shibacle!

  23. Revis is the best defensive player in the NFL. I hate the Jets. But this is getting obvious.

  24. # nyjetsfan001 says: June 3, 2010 2:02 PM
    Raider B says:
    June 3, 2010 1:22 PM
    Nnamdi let 1 TD in 3 seasons. Nnamdi is hands down better.
    ………………………………………………………….
    Vincent Jackson scored twice on him in the same game last season ….nice try d-bag
    __________________
    nice try yourself d-bag. jackson scored 1 td in each game against oakland last year. check nfl.com.

  25. I have to laugh at all the Jets bashers. You knock Revis because you FEAR him. You knock the Jets because you FEAR them. If you didn’t you wouldn’t give a Dolphins blowhole abou the Jets.
    Does anyone comment about the Rams? Or the Bucs? Or Buffalo? No. Because nobody fears them.
    There is one team we do bust on although nobody fears them. We do it just because they suck and its fun. That team would be the Miami Dolphins.

  26. I wouldn’t go that far… I will give this… He’s one of the most impactful D player un the league, because of his D. But as you can see from how many balls are thrown his way, QBs aren’t scared of him. With out that good pass rush, he gets torched.
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    Pastabelly says:
    June 3, 2010 2:54 PM
    Revis is the best defensive player in the NFL. I hate the Jets. But this is getting obvious.

  27. Raider B says:
    June 3, 2010 1:22 PM
    Nnamdi let 1 TD in 3 seasons. Nnamdi is hands down better.
    ———
    ————-
    yes nnammdi is great but i dont think the reason for no passing tds against him is because of his skills,but because the other team is too busy rushing for 300yds and 4 tds,why the need to pass the ball

  28. That’s what you get for telling the guy he’s the second coming of christ all year. Now he thinks he’s better than he is. Nice job Rex.

  29. He isn’t going to get anywhere close to that type of money from anyone so if he is offended at an offer anywhere NEAR what he wants….he better get mad at everyone

  30. “NYMets”…..you are 100% correct, Im sure the phins fear the jets, especially after beating them 3 times in a row,,,,,what a complete a-hole you are. Nobody fears the most overrated team in football. Have fun watching the jets when they are fighting the bills for last place, dumb ass.

  31. Asomugha and Revis are no doubt outstanding defenders, but at what point did DB’s start getting QB type money? No defensive player is worth that kind of coin.

  32. irishsamurai says:
    June 3, 2010 3:43 PM
    Raider B says:
    June 3, 2010 1:22 PM
    Nnamdi let 1 TD in 3 seasons. Nnamdi is hands down better.
    ———
    ————-
    yes nnammdi is great but i dont think the reason for no passing tds against him is because of his skills,but because the other team is too busy rushing for 300yds and 4 tds,why the need to pass the ball
    ————————————
    Thats funny, he had 8 ints in 2006 and we got rushed all over. More like QBs stopped throwing to him out of fear. Same thing will happen to Revis.

  33. dolphins fans need to stop off of cloud 9 after a lucky season sweep last year. and you think acquiring marshall makes you superbowl champions.
    so damn arrogant it is amazing.
    jsut remember once revis is locked up marshall has 2 terrible games instantly in his first season as a dolphin. fools.

  34. Theres no ‘i’ in the word TEAM.
    But theres one in the word REVIS.
    haa haa haaa GO FINS

  35. “HellRelle24” – phins fans on cloud 9?!?!? ur ding rite. I dont think any Phins fan is thinking SB, I think a good 10-6, maybe 11-5 is in order especially when we sweep the overated jets again. Moron jets fans are the idiots who are thinking that . Im sure Sanchez will throw for at least 30 TD this season…..rite? Oh and I guess Karlos Dansby wasnt a worthy signing either, he really sucks – rite. Wake the F-up jackass.

  36. # thegoldengod says: June 3, 2010 1:46 PM
    well, in fairness…the contract the Raiders gave to Nnamdi was “Insane”—-Just another reason why even when they suck…everyone hates the Raiders.
    Excellent point. Even when he sucks, Crazy Al is causing problems clear across the country. Too bad for you.

  37. Hey look Another player buying into his own hype. Want a better deal? Be a man and stick out the one you signed. Good things come to mature people and people that handle their business the right way.
    ——————————————
    Not when Tannenbaum is the GM. Tannenbaum seems to specialize in using players up and then releasing or trading them when it comes time to pay them what players of their caliber make on other teams. Oh, and I’m sure you’re right. He should “be a man” and take less than what he can get simply to honor a contract that the team would NEVER honor if he were less productive than the team thought he would be. If he did what you want him to do, he’d be a real man alright…a real dumb man. Are you honestly trying to say that if you had leverage to force your boss to give you a raise that you wouldn’t do it, simply because when you took the job you agreed to work for a specific wage? I know I’ve asked for (and received) raises before based on my performance at work. Why? Because when an employer hires you, they don’t know for sure how good of a worker you are…so they pay you what they think the average worker is worth. If you prove to be an above average (or better) worker, you deserve a raise because you create more wealth for your employer than an average worker does. The same is true of athletes. Revis has some leverage here because his extremely high level of play sells tickets, jerseys, and any number of items and concessions that the Jets wouldn’t profit off of as much without that level of play.

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