Saturday, January 26, 2013
Revis' next contract
By Tom Carpenter
Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post reports that Darrelle Revis is seeking a mega-contract from the New York Jets.
"According to someone familiar with his thinking, Revis is seeking a contract similar to or 'just north of' the deal the Bills gave defensive end Mario Williams — six years, $96 million with $50 million guaranteed," Cannizzaro wrote. "That is the largest contract for a defensive player in NFL history."
Cannizzaro also cited two sources who said the Jets had been floating the idea of trading Revis before he suffered his torn ACL, which may imply they have no intention of ponying up the big bucks Revis wants in his next contract. His current deal expires after the 2013 season.
As for potential landing spots, ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando doesn't think the CB will end up with the Seattle Seahawks or San Francisco 49ers:
Mike SandoSorry, not buying Revis-to-NFC West talk
"The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have shown up as possible trade destinations for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. I just don't see it happening, for simple reasons. The 49ers have not made big-ticket acquisitions in free agency or via trade since the team was rebuilding its roster five-plus years ago. They prefer to reward their own players. Why would the 49ers suddenly depart from this philosophy after reaching the Super Bowl? There is no reason to think they would. The Seahawks have been more active in trades and free agency recently. But if they acquired Revis and signed him to a lucrative extension, they would eventually have to pay their own top corner, Richard Sherman, at least as much money. Why funnel significant resources into a position of strength when there's no guarantee Revis will be as good as Sherman following knee surgery? Why give up draft compensation for the right to overpay a veteran when the Seahawks have fared so well in the draft? There is no good reason unless the Jets offer Revis at a discounted price."