Things have been quiet of late regarding the efforts of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis to get a new contract. With Shaun Assael of ESPN The Magazine doing the talking, Revis doesn’t need to say much at all.
An article in the July 12 edition of the publication makes clear (as if it already wasn’t) the value of Revis to the defense. Assael characterizes the fourth-year pro as the “most critical defender on the field” in Rex Ryan’s system.
And then there’s this quote from Ryan, which demonstrates the importance of Revis to the franchise: “Most teams use their best corner on the second-best receiver and
double-team the No. 1. But with Darrelle we can man-to-man
their best. It makes you feel like you’re playing with 12 guys.”
But take heart, Jets fans. Revis once again explains that he doesn’t want a $100 million contract. Instead, he wants only “50 cents more” than Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
So Revis wants only 45.3 million (and 50 cents). Over three years.