Darrelle Revis: CB Smart to Ease New York Jets Fans' Fears of Contract Holdout
New York Jets fans sure love to worry.
With two years and $13.5 million left, there is no doubt he is outperforming his contract once again. However, Jets fans can breathe easy because it sounds like Revis has no plans to skip training camp.
At least, that’s what he told Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday:
Revis said "let's stop talking about the whole holding out" thing. "I'm here." Added "he's cool w the deal he signed 2yrs ago" #jets— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) May 10, 2012
Does that make you feel better, Jets fans?
Obviously, this doesn’t guarantee anything, but he’s going to look like quite the hypocrite if he goes back on his word after strong comments like that.
It’s easy to see why Revis would want to hold out. Stats-oriented website ProFootballFocus.com recently named Revis the fifth-best player in the league last season.
He allowed 41.2 percent of targets to be completed, led the NFL with a QB rating of 45.6 on passes into his coverage (including a 1.3 rating in the fourth quarter) and allowed one touchdown all season in 85 targets.
Once again, he was the best cornerback in the league.
Revis has a history of holdouts. All Jet fans remember the painful 35 days in 2010 without their star corner.
Will Revis Holdout in Training Camp?
The highly publicized holdout was one of the main stories of training camp. With the Jets on HBO’s "Hard Knocks" that year, the entire nation was watching.
Eventually, they came to terms on a four-year, $46 million offer.
It’s easy to see where Revis is coming from. He is the best player at his position, but has watched other star corners like Nnamdi Asomugha land deals worth $16 million a season.
Now that he has publicly commented on the matter, Jets fans can relax. Their star player has no plans to squeeze every last dime out of the organization and will show up to camp on time.
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