Darrelle Revis will be playing for free

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Darrelle Revis will be playing again, and he’ll essentially be playing for free.

With $6 million in guaranteed salary paid to him this year by the Jets, and with the Jets eligible for a dollar-for-dollar offset, Revis will have no net earnings over the next six weeks — unless the Chiefs are paying him more than $1 million per week.

The Jets also may argue that they should receive credit for any money he makes in the postseason. The per-game playoff share isn’t gigantic, however, maxing out at $107,000 last year for winning the Super Bowl.

Previously, we argued that Revis should wait for the postseason before signing a new deal, since he could showcase his abilities to 20 or more teams who are planning their free-agency moves for March.

But there’s no guarantee anyone would have been interested come January. The Chiefs were interested now, and their two-game lead in the division makes them the likely winners of the AFC West. Which means Revis will play at least one playoff game, giving him at least one chance to show potential suitors what he can do at a time when most of the league is done for the year.

16 responses to “Darrelle Revis will be playing for free

  1. They better hope he’s motivated at a higher level than he was playing for the Jets last season.

  2. Previously, we argued that Revis should wait for the postseason before signing a new deal,
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    Yet, somehow, you never seem to realize how crappy that looks.

  3. I don’t understand how or why those suitors will only get one chance to see him showcase his talents and why that has to come in the playoffs. Are other teams just going to ignore whatever he puts on film for the rest of the regular season?

  4. “Yet, somehow, you never seem to realize how crappy that looks”.

    How does a player, who is unattached any team, trying to maximize his chances of playing next year by waiting until the playoffs to sign, look crappy in any way? He’s not harming any team by waiting.

  5. Although he was poor for the Jets in 2015, he actually tailed-off toward the end of his 2014 year and postseason with the Pats – less of an island, more of an isthmus – which is why Belichick fooled Woody into paying (tampering) top dollar for a guy Belichick wasn’t going to fight for anyway.

  6. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    November 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm
    He is not playing for free
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    If he chose NOT to play, he would still be getting the same exact game check. So yes, he is playing for money that he could earn by NOT playing. Semantics.

  7. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    They better hope he’s motivated at a higher level than he was playing for the Jets last season.

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    Just the fact that he’s not playing for the Jets anymore should be motivation enough…

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