When the New York Jets officially announced that All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis had agreed to terms on a new four-year, $46 million contract ($32 million guaranteed), elated head coach Rex Ryan stated, "I think the great thing about it is that all Darrelle wanted to do was play."
Perhaps Ryan should have added "...until he wants more money."
Less than one week has passed since Revis signed his new deal, and word is already out that he's unhappy and will be looking to restructure halfway through his current contract.
During Saturday's NBC broadcast of the Michigan-Notre Dame game, Peter King shared the shocking details of a conversation he had with Revis. When asked whether he planned to hold out again after earning close to $32 million during 2010-2011, Revis replied to King, "That's a great question. If I continue to play ball like I usually do, we'll probably be back at the same position we were this year."
Translation: Revis will once again fail to fulfill the terms of a contract and become an organizational distraction.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen has also reported that the New York Jets are "floored" by Revis' latest comments. Add Jet fans to the mix as well.
Revis is an All-Pro cornerback who has completely shut down the likes of Randy Moss, Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, and pretty much any opponent who lines up within his path. However, comments like these will continue to alienate the very organization and fans that Revis claims to love.
The New York Jets know that there is still one opponent out there that consistently gives Revis problems—an enemy that he still doesn't know how to handle. Jets fans hope that he will soon learn how to shut down this opponent, and shut it down quickly.