Jets owner Woody Johnson may not want to pay cornerback Darrelle Revis later, but Johnson is definitely paying Revis now.
As pointed out by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, today is the day on which Revis earns a roster bonus of $1 million.
Revis also is due to receive a reporting bonus of $1 million, a workout bonus of $1 million, and a base salary of $3 million.
Of course, it won’t matter if he’s traded, since he’ll get a new contract. Unless the Jets eventually decide to trade him without his new team signing him to a new deal — which will mean that someone could get him for one year, $5 million.
Which pretty much falls in line with the current free-agent cornerback market.
While no one believed that the Jets would have cut Revis in lieu of paying the money, the decision to fork over $1 million with a trade offer from Tampa on the table suggests that the Jets don’t think much of the proposed deal.