Report: Loophole Could Allow Revis To Walk Away From Jets After Season

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Complicated Contract Could Give Revis His Freedom

A report from Pro Football talk indicates that cornerback Darrelle Revis could walk away from the New York Jets due to a contract loophole.

Here’s how it works. Revis signed in 2007 a six-year deal that, upon the achievement of certain modest triggers (which he has satisfied), can be reduced at his option to four years. Then, the Jets can buy back years five and six at $5 million guaranteed in 2011 and $15 million guaranteed in 2012.

Here’s the problem. When the contract initially was approved in 2007, the 30-percent rule that limits the giving of raises in uncapped years to players under contract didn’t apply, because a salary cap was in place. The thinking is that, when the Jets try to buy back the last two years of the deal, the NFL will block the maneuver as a violation of the 30-percent rule.

And because the contract includes language preventing the Jets from applying the franchise or transition tag to Revis, he’ll be able to walk away.


Deal Would Keep Cornerback With Jets Until Age 33

The New York Jets have reportedly made a huge contract offer to cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Instead of paying Revis over $16 million per season (more than Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha), the Jets have reportedly added six years to Revis’ existing deal, a total package that, when added to the remaining $21 million Revis is owed would approach $100 million or more.
The deal would average around $12 million per season, and would keep Revis with the Jets until he is 33.


Deal Would Make Revis Highest-Paid Cornerback In NFL History

New York Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis has been saying he wants to be paid like the best cornerback in the NFL, which many believe he is.

Well, a report has surfaced that the team is willing to make Revis the highest-paid cornerback in league history.

Newsday reported that the Jets are willing to offer Revis the most lucrative contract ever for a cornerback, one that exceeds $100 million. That could satisfy Revis’ demand that he be paid “50 cents more” than Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (who has a three-year, $45.3 million deal).

If Revis truly does want to be with the Jets forever, and this report is correct, that should be taken care of.


Jets Draw Bigger Crowd Than Giants At New Meadowlands Mini-Camp Practice

From USA Today.

The New York Jets took the field in their new Meadowlands stadium Wednesday in front of what appeared to be a much larger and more enthusiastic crowd than the New York Giants drew at their practice yesterday.

Jets fans filled up numerous sections of the new field’s lower bowl a day after the Giants drew approximately 7,000 fans.

Not to start anything here, but maybe it is because this is the first time the Jets have had a real home of their own. It has to be a big deal to their fans, even if is shared with the Giants.


'Great Talk' Between Jets Coach Ryan, Cornerback Revis

Unhappy New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and coach Rex Ryan have apparently cleared the air after Revis sat out a few plays during Tuesday morning's practice -- reportedly to protest his contract.

Ryan told Wednesday morning that he's satisfied with Revis' explanation on why he sat out a few plays at the end of the morning practice.

Ryan, in a phone interview, called it "a great talk. It's funny because, when it's a football thing, we definitely see eye to eye. He knows what I expect of him and vice versa. We definitely see eye to eye."

"The great thing is, he never has to apologize to me. Just go out, be yourself and that will be good enough for me."

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