Well, Tim Cowlishaw — who has been saying Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets will announce a deal Wednesday — might disagree, but AOL Fanhouse is wondering if Nick Mangold’s new deal with the Jets hurts Revis.
Mangold reported to training camp on time without the contract extension because he didn’t want to miss any practice time. At the time, he admitted he wasn’t happy about not having a deal done but being on the field was more important to him. According to reports, his new contract includes $24 million in “rolling” guarantees, but Revis is pining for a fully guaranteed contract. The Jets have now locked up two of the “Core Four” who are left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson, linebacker David Harris, Mangold and Revis. The Jets reached agreement with Ferguson back in early July on a six-year, $60 million extension. Now Revis and Harris are the only two remaining and Harris’ agent already has come out publicly to say he doesn’t expect his client to get a new contract until after the season because of the uncertain labor situation.
What this all means is that the ball is back in Revis’ court, and the only leverage he currently has is the question marks surrounding New York’s secondary without him in there. New York Giants rookie wide receiver Victor Cruz, an unheralded and undrafted rookie camp invite, burned just about every Jets cornerback on the field to the tune of three touchdown catches in the Monday night preseason opener at the New Meadowlands a week ago. Scenes like that only magnify the importance of getting Revis into camp, but as of right now, it adds up to fewer chips on his end of the table and than on the Jets.
I’m not sure what any of it means. I just know that the Jets need Revis on the field to get where they want to go.