Tuesday August 3, 2010
NFL Training Camp has begun. Let the holdouts begin, I mean, let the football hype begin. Well, holdouts are happening as well. No player holding out for a new and bigger contract has more impact than New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis. Time to hear the issues in…
The Athlete’s Court!
Darrelle Revis is coming off his best season yet. He shut down the NFL’s elite receivers, including Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco and Patriots WR Randy Moss. Revis shut those two Pro-Bowlers twice; it’s difficult to stop them once! Revis wants a bigger contract than his six year rookie deal, which will make him $1 million for this season. The contract has reportedly voided due to the incentives he’s made in his first three years with the Jets. Revis wants a restructured contract that will make him the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. The current highest paid cornerback is the Raiders’ Nnamdi Asomugha, signing a three-year, $45.3 million extension last offseason. Signing Revis isn’t the question. Will the Jets give in to Revis’ demands?
The Jets need to sign Revis immediately. “Revis Island” is a household name. He is arguably the most popular Jet amongst Jet fans and football fans. In three years, his name is already in the league of great cornerbacks. Revis could be the next great cornerback. In fact, he could surpass them. If the Jets do not sign Darrelle Revis, no other team will waste time trying to acquire him. Every team would love Revis to play corner for them. If this is a Super Bowl contending team, then why waste time? Sign Darrelle Revis.
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