Darelle Revis On The Verge of Signing (10-yrs, $150m, $65m guaranteed)

Charlie O'NeillContributor IAugust 25, 2010

ALIQUIPPA - MARCH 10: New York Jets Darrelle Revis poses for a portrait in a neighbourhood playground were he grew up playing basketball and football on March 10, 2010 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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The news that Jets fans have been waiting to hear since the start of training camp. Our prized player, the coolest cornerback in the league, Darelle Revis, is close to signing.

There have been whisperings all night of a meeting between my boy Darelle's agent meeting with the Jets tonight to lock this thing up.

Some other writers have been shooting this down, which gives the impression that no one knows what the hell is going on.

Now news is coming out from Mort's twitter:

Bob Pompeani or @KDPomp of KDKA (Pittsburgh - where Revis played college ball) tweeted he "hears" deal is 10-yrs, $150m, $65m guaranteed

Before Jets fans start running around town causing havoc this is NOT DEFINATE but when there is smoke there is usually fire and this one is burning up.

My personally opinion is that the Jets knew what would get Darelle signed, they waited until Hard Knocks was about to air so that the show could help break the news. They will be painted as the good guys and Revis will be back.

I have a gut feeling on tonights Hard Knocks you will see Revis become a Jet for life.

They rewarded Mangold by taking care of him first since he showed up to camp but the Jets promised Revis a new contract last year.

David Harris, another guy the Jets promised to sign is deciding to wait for his deal until after the new labor agreement.

This media blackout may have actually helped get the deal done.

Charlie writes for The Chuck Knoblog