We’ve spent the day on the beach in Maine (one last gasp before football!) so we’re still catching back up. Here’s some details on the Revis contract. It’s a four-year, $46 million contract, with a number of twists and turns. Here’s the details compiled from sources we’ll link up later
2010: $7.5MM base, no signing/roster/option bonuses
2011: $18MM option bonus (1st day of league year), $7.0MM base
2012: $7.5MM base
2013: $6.0MM base
- That second year could choke a python. Egads! Obviously that number skews the deal, but Revis sees a nice sum, the team gets to scramble a little to make next year work, and both sides are happy … at least for two years.
- Cynically speaking The third year (2012) of the deal is maybe where we could see another contract impasse as the numbers start to drop off.
- The option bonus is an interesting move, in that while the team will shell out a small fortune, they can still pro-rate it over the remaining years of the deal should a cap be in place and most rules intact in any new CBA.
- The $32 million in guarantees isn’t full guarantees, which was assumed to be one of the breaking points of the deal. Apparently about $26.5 million is split equally in two types of guarantees: one for injury and one for skill.
- There is a franchise/transition tag clause that prohibits Revis from being tagged.
- There is a holdout clause that basically penalizes Revis if he tries to hold out any time before 2013