Report Indicates Jets Now Willing To Give Revis More Than $100 Million

It appears minicamp histrionics do work in some cases, after all. That should come as quite the boon to Albert Haynesworth. According to Newsday's Bob Glauber, Jets coach Rex Ryan had a sitdown with disgruntled cornerback Darrelle Revis in Ryan's office two days after Revis halfhearted practice protest. While not completely patching things up, the meeting seems to indicate progress is being made, as Glauber reports that the Jets are now willing to agree to most of Revis' demands. ↵
↵⇥According to sources familiar with the situation, the Jets are willing to reward Revis with the biggest contract ever given to a defensive back, one that could even exceed $100 million. ↵
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↵The news comes as the team is inching closer to reaching a long-term deal with tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and considering others with center Nick Mangold and linebacker David Harris. ↵

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↵⇥For now, Revis continues to be under the most scrutiny, and he continues to demand a deal that will exceed Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha's three years for $45.3 million. ↵⇥

↵⇥What the Jets appear ready to do instead is add six years to the existing deal, a total package that, when added to the remaining $21 million Revis is owed would approach $100 million or more. That deal, which would average around $12 million per season, would keep Revis with the Jets until he is 33. ↵⇥

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↵In comments made to Gluaber after practice yesterday, Revis still sounded somewhat skeptical that the Jets would show him the loyalty he said he deserves, which according to Revis means a yearly average of $16.2 million per season. The Jets have said that the team is unwilling to agree to that figure, so either Revis can make peace with the team and settle for having the richest overall contract for a cornerback, or continue to complain until he gets the record-setting yearly figure he covets so. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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