Many experts consider New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis to be the best cover corner in the NFL. Well, Revis wants to be paid like it.
For the past two weeks, cornerback Darrelle Revis has been at OTAs with his Jets teammates and said his voluntary presence was a sign he and the team want his contract negotiations to get done smoothly.
But the All-Pro player was not at today's session -- and the reason is related to his contract, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions between Revis and the Jets. The people requested anonymity because they aren't authorized to speak openly about the negotiations on behalf of Revis or the team.
Revis is under contract with the Jets for $1 million this season, and Revis reached playing time incentives that voided the final two years of his six-year, $36 million rookie deal. The team has the option to buy back the final two years for $20 million; otherwise, Revis would become an unrestricted free agent. He has said the team promised a new deal before training camp and that the Jets sent over a proposal two weeks ago.
It always, of course, comes back to the money.
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