Revis wants 20 Million!
posted at 5/17/2010 5:08 PM EDT
Take this for what it's worth -- which may be $20 million a year.
The National Football Post reports that cornerback Darrelle Revis is seeking a contract from the Jets worth $20 million a season.
It seems like a preposterous number, and the report says, "Revis and his agent, Neil Schwartz, are looking for an average that exceeds $20 million per year -- which will make the contract rather hard to do."
The report does point out that the Jets had great difficulty negotiating Revis' first contract, which has put them in this position now.
Last week, Revis, due a $1 million salary this season, hinted he could hold out of training camp if his deal was not redone, as he said the team has promised.
GM Mike Tannenbaum responded to ESPN Radio that ""Our expectation is he'll retire a Jet many years from now."
According to the USA Today salary database, three players, all quarterbacks, made $20 million last season: Chargers QB Philip Rivers ($25.5M), Bears QB Jay Cutler ($22M), and Giants QB Eli Manning ($20.5M). The figures include bonuses and incentives.
This offseason, free agent CB Dunta Robinson signed with the Falcons for $57 million over six years.
The Jets find themsleves in different types of contract situations with center Nick Mangold, tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson, linebacker David Harris, and defensive end Shaun Ellis.