The New York Jets have started contract talks with Pro Bowl cornerback, Darrelle Revis.
A day after Nick Mangold said that he’d like to get a contract extension, All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis admitted that he’s in the midst of renegotiating his rookie deal too.Contracts talks with the Jets are underway. Revis said his representatives are meeting with the team today.
Revis reached his incentives (related to playing time) so that his six-year rookie deal was voided to four years. The Jets, however, have an option to buy back the remaining two years.
“They’re trying to renegotiate my (contract) too before the season just like Nick,” Revis said. “Everybody would like to. We got a bunch of guys in the same position.”
Revis is scheduled to make $1 million in 2010.
There are also reports that Revis is looking for a contract that pays him $20 million per year, making him he highest paid player in league history.
While there is no doubt the Jets want to keep Revis, the leagues best defensive player, this contract situation may get a little tricky.
Revis is represented by Neil Schwartz, who also represented Chris Baker and Pete Kendall, both of whom had contract disputes with the Jets and ended up getting released.
Also don’t forget that Revis held out for three weeks his rookie season before a deal was struck.
In the end you have to believe the Jets will pay Revis. The Jets realize he is their best player and how he made that defense great last year. Hopefully, Revis will lower his demands a little and the deal will be similar to the one the Raiders gave Nnamdi Asomugha ($15.2 million per).
However, it looks like it will be anything but smooth sailing before they reach an agreement.