Darrelle Revis, arguably the best defender in the NFL today, will likely be signing a big, big extension in the coming months. Revis, a three-year veteran, was reportedly seeking $20 million per year but he came out recently and disputed that number.
"I don't know where the $20 million came from," Revis said. "I never told you guys that. I'm sure it's not going to be up in that area. That's insane. That'd be great. Who wouldn't want $20 million? That's a high price. We're working it out right now. I just want to make it as positive as I can. I don't want it to get messy. And just try to do it the right way."
According to the NY Daily News, a contract proposal has been issued to Revis. Per the report, the offer was sent to Revis' reps last week.
"If the numbers are right and everything looks good, I'll sign on the dotted line," Revis said today. "If not -- if we have to negotiate more -- that's something we have to do."
While Revis may dispute that $20 million per year number, it's not like that's out of the realm of possibility. Nmandi Asomugha is the highest paid cornerback in the game and he signed a three-year deal averaging $15 million per season. Revis is younger and the market has only increased since then.
Meanwhile, it's important to keep in mind the difficulty of Revis' rookie deal. The Jets wanted a longer contract while Revis wanted a shorter deal. They settled on a six-year contract that could have the final years voided -- most call it a win for Revis' camp.
Keep an eye on SB Nation's Gang Green Nation who has been all over the Revis contract negotiations.