Revis is elite and irreplaceable 

June, 30, 2010
06/30/10
11:12
AM ET

Today's winners in Stats & Analytics:

Jets fans, Darrelle Revis, Rex Ryan

Today's losers:

AFC wide receivers, Lito Sheppard

Shaun Assael's excellent profile of Darrelle Revis, which just came out in ESPN The Magazine, is a story about a man meeting his moment. The Jets cornerback had one long highlight reel of a season last year, peaking as his team surpassed expectations and made it to the AFC Championship Game, and he's just settling into the lifestyle of a New York superstar.

So is Revis worth the contract extension he wants, one that would pay him something like the $15.2 million per year that Oakland CB Nnamdi Asomugha gets?


To see the next-level stats that prove whether or not Darrelle Revis should get a huge payday, you must be an ESPN Insider.

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

SPONSORED HEADLINES