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.