Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who has been represented by agents Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod throughout a nine-year career that has seen multiple holdouts and more than a few major paydays, has parted ways with them.
The news was first reported, as best we can tell, by Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. Reached for comment on Friday, Schwartz confirmed the move and reiterated the quote that he gave to Cimini: “Jonathan and I wish [Darrelle] the best of luck.”
Per an NFLPA source, the termination occurred roughly two weeks ago. Two weeks before that, Washington signed cornerback Josh Norman to a contract that, in several respects, surpassed the value of the deal Revis signed in 2015 with the Jets.
Both deals cover five years. Norman’s is worth $75 million; the Revis contract has a value of $70.121 million. The injury guarantee for Norman is $50 million. For Revis, it’s $39 million. Also, the three-year payout to Norman ($20 million through year one, $37 million through year two, and $51 million through year three) surpasses the three-year payout to Revis ($16 million, $33 million, and $49 million).
Revis beat Norman on one category only — full guarantee at signing. Revis gets $39 million, and Norman gets $36.5 million.
It’s unknown whether the Norman contract prompted Revis to make the change. It’s also not known who will be hired to replace Schwartz and Feinsod. With a fully-guaranteed salary of $17 million due to Revis in 2016, he doesn’t really need an agent until 2017, at the earliest.