Did Revis sign a one-year deal with New England or not?

It has been reported that Darrelle Revis has signed a one-year $12 million contract with the New England Patriots according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

But did he really?  20 minutes after Schefter’s tweet Darrelle Revis’ business manager John Geiger tweeted this.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It’s just our guess, but we have to imagine that the contract has to include some language about franchising.  Revis has always hated the concept and won’t agree to any deal without that stipulation.  Well … that and Revis probably wants in writing that he and Bill Belichick can consummate the contract by drinking blood out of a baby’s skull.

We have no reason to believe that the the Patriots and Revis won’t wind up together.  We’re not holding out hope for any wild romantic gesture from the Jets.  John Idzik will not be holding a boombox over his head blasting “In Your Eyes” on Revis’ front lawn much to a disapproving Schwartz & Feinsod.

Once the Bucs were rumored to cut Revis, the Patriots were always the most likely outcome for Revis. While it was nice to think that Revis might return to the Jets, John Idzik holds no nostalgia for Darrelle Revis.  I love what Revis can do for a Rex Ryan defense, but even if the Jets were to get Revis to agree to a similar one-year deal, what then?  Does he go to the Pats in 2015 instead?  What if they got him to agree to a three year deal?  What happens in a year when he determines he is worth more than his 3 year $39 million with $20 million guaranteed is paying him?  He did it with the Band-Aid contract, don’t doubt he’d just do the same thing again.

The Patriots have struggled to field a decent home-grown secondary for ages and Revis will lock down opponents top option on a transitional Patriots defense.  The good news for the Jets is that unless the Patriots make a major overhaul, that team will still be able to be had in the running game in 2014.

Sooner or later the Jets have to stand up to the Patriots.  They’ve done it before under Rex Ryan and they can do it again, with or without Darrelle Revis.




56 comments
Skels Ton
Skels Ton

See Vince wants out. He has no respect for revis and now the patriots. Vince would never go to the JETS. I just love when real stay real. Revis "belichick is an a-hole" he said, but we did not know he wanted to sniff the a-hole. What other reason do you get close to an a-hole?

Skels Ton
Skels Ton

Revis is a corny. Stop tryn to take the spotlight from Sherman. He earned it. What you want a super bowl ring to validate you as the best corner in the league? That honor belongs to sir Richard Sherman. But thanks for playing who I want to be when I grow up. Lol jokers always get their feelings hurt.

Joan Israel
Joan Israel

Brian, I like your comment that sooner or later, the Jets 'will have to stand up to the Patriots.' One year, and I'll be optimistic and say, 'next', the Jets will overtake the Patriots and win the division. And, beating them with Revis on their team, will make the victory all that much sweeter. 

I'm glad we don't have to deal with all his distractions any longer.

Revis in NE makes the mano-a-mano war between the teams that much more epic.

I'm looking forward to the fight.


Jim Israel

gt73
gt73

Clearly, we aren't going to have an advantage in the defensive backfield any longer, so how about really stacking up the DL? The only missing element is a high performing edge rusher (has been the case for years). Why not bring in Jared Allen? Brady would need a full time trauma counselor.

bob
bob

Thanks BB I needed this... Kinda upset with this Revis thing..Man why do's it all ways have to be a ego thing.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Revis has always looked out for Revis and has made no secret of maximizing his NfL earnings. All this crap about never wanting to leave is just that..crap. I am sure I am in the minority, but he was always a lot of drama about his money. I would not want us to spend $12 mil+ for him when we have so many other needs. I just hope we smack the Pats in the mouth and make the signing meaningless.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

The Revis signing with NE somehow puts a damper on our signings.  Any team but them. 

NYCPEinGermany
NYCPEinGermany

Not sure how I feel about this - totally get after the holdout & 'me-first' history why they didn't want him for 1 year, just to have the drama again next year.


But one thing to consider - I don't think Revis has ever really practiced everyday against a top-flight QB, unless you count old-man favre. Practicing everyday against brady oughta make revis even sharper. If healthy, he'll certainly do what he did here - take the other team's best pass catcher out of the game and belicheat will likely use him wisely. 


That said, if anyone ought to have experience on what opposing Os did to get around the revis island conundrum, it's Rex (who contrary to popular opinion, DOES understand NFL offenses quite intricately). 

Pino Molina
Pino Molina

It's all about the money for Revis. 16 Mil last year 12 mil this year. He doesn't care about winning a ring. He's a disgrace to the Game and so everyone else who's not in it for the love of the Game.

NYCPEinGermany
NYCPEinGermany

I don't get it, comments on all the threads are treating this like a done deal, but this post indicates it's not. What's the story? Likely but not finalized?

Justin Principe
Justin Principe

As a Jets fan living in Boston since 2012.........it never gets easier

f16jet
f16jet

Given the choice of Revis or Cro I'd take Revis. Our secondary  is gonna suck without either one of them. Just put on some chapstix, kiss his butt, and sign the man already.

GratefulJet
GratefulJet

I'm so shell shocked by this,  It was bad enough Revis was after every dime, without the slightest bit of regard for the team, to the point where it drove him off the roster.  But  to then sign with the Pats for the reasonable 12M we offered is an insult to all Jet fans.  I always kind of accepted it as hey, this is a guy who just wants the money and thats fair enough, but after this, i really consider him a low life.

dennisb
dennisb

Revis will be useless for the Pats when we play them. We don't have a number one receiver for him to cover.

gt73
gt73

Well, I think we all saw that coming a year ago. How do you get an owner fired?

Tyrone Garcia
Tyrone Garcia

Well I guess the revis days are over. But I trust in iszak he working for the future not for one year so I respect his decision revis is a greedy dog anyway he is playing for one. Year contracts instead of getting more years when it come time to retire what will he do just like Deion went from team to team

bonozoffa
bonozoffa

RT @NatePlay60: Signing Darrelle Revis makes the Patriots clear favorites to lose the AFC Championship again this season.

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

I really couldn't care less. If the Jets acquire enough weapons and / or go to a heavy running game as reported, they'll compete (assuming the QB position performs average or above). Either way, you can't count on the Pats being weak as long as they have Brady, so it's up to the Jets to get better.

Tony Korec
Tony Korec

Johnson, Wilpon and Dolan...how did my favorite teams get such losers for owners?

marcus81
marcus81

Idzik at least should try to get Tate, can't get all the players that are needed from the draft, is Sanchez going to still be a part of the Jets future?

bonozoffa
bonozoffa

And I thought it was fun watching the Pats lose last year. This year is going to be AWESOME!


And anyone care to set an over/under on the # of Twitter accounts to be blocked tonite by Manish? Has to be in the high triple digits.

McGeorge
McGeorge

Pats are on the decline, the jets aren't doing anything this year, so even if it works out for the Pats for a year, it's not a big deal.  I would be sad if Revis signs with the Pats for multiple years though.

marcus81
marcus81

did Idzik make any effort to sign Revis? Idzik is playing a game of chicken with FA

ww85
ww85

Didn't we offer Revis 10 years/$120mm at one point?

We certainly cannot be drafting another corner. At least I hope not.

robbieb
robbieb

I just burned my Revis jersey with the help of some accelerant ;) on a pole for all of my neighbors to see in my backyard.  It was muy therapeutic.  It helped me turn the page very quickly.

He definitely did, and who the hell is going to play corner now? 

Bring Cromartie back for God's sake.

Lew Blaustein
Lew Blaustein

Big mistake not going after Revis here.  Adding him, assuming end of season Milliner is the rule not the exception, Antonio Allen develops, etc., makes the Jets D perhaps the best in the AFC.  If you don't have Brady/Manning/Luck, you need a superior D to be your calling card.  Jets would've had a much better chance at that with Revis than without him.  Yes, they need better safety play, Barnes to stay healthy, another OLB, but you could see it happening.  Sans Revis, very good but not seriously good.


Now let's think big…what if Geno makes a 2nd year leap to solid pro QB.   If that turns out to be the case, then you have a serious D with a much more dynamic O.  Then you're talking about a contending team.


I'll take Revis helping to bring the D from very good to seriously good and a 25% chance (my conservative guess) of Geno bringing the Jets to a contender.  


THAT'S the way to stand up to the Pats.  

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

Maybe Idjit's saving all his money so he can buy the entire 1980s 49ers squad. 

lindro88
lindro88

Revis was never part of this GM or this owners plans. Only place it was a plan was among the fans. Now it's like some kind of shock that he's not coming back.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

Master Obi Wan, the hyperbole is strong with these padawans.

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

I'm sure Idjit will get around to calling Revis' peeps some time next month after he's had ample time to evaluate the situation.

Robert Bouchard
Robert Bouchard

Not that Revis changes anything, but wow...are we looking at a Milliner/Wilson starting CB pairing?

ww85
ww85

Why would Revis settle for a 1 year deal when he had so many suitors? Surely he could have gotten 2 years guaranteed from Cleveland? Just don't get it really.

Bent
Bent moderator

Re: the franchise tag - this is the higher of the tag amount (about $11m this year) or 120% of prior year salary.  So for Revis it would be $14.4m next year.


So, if he's willing to play for one year at 12m and hates the franchise tag so much, which would entail him playing next year at 14.4m that's illogical and stupid.

Joe De Sr.
Joe De Sr.

Revis vs Geno! What a lopsided mix! It's as bad as Obama facing Putnin. PeeWee Herman has a better chance against Hulk Hogan!!

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@NYCPEinGermany   I was surprised too. However, the blog was written at 8:42 ET last night.  Since then, all media outlets report it as a done deal.


Yep, Revis shall play for the man he referred to as a "jerk"!

lindro88
lindro88

25% chance that Geno makes the Jets a contender for what? The Super Bowl? This year? Please. Try .025%.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Robert Bouchard  Six months until the season starts Robert.  I'm sure we can find someone better than Wilson.

buckner
buckner

Because of the high demand, it had to Revis that wants the 1 year deal, so the question should be why would Revis want that?

Brian Bassett
Brian Bassett moderator

@Bent  When has Darrelle Revis ever been logical when it comes to money?

peepers
peepers

@Joe De Sr.  Or Bush vs Putin. You know - when Putin invaded Georgia on Bush's watch.


Oh the mighty Putin!

McGeorge
McGeorge

@ww85 @McGeorge  They are on the decline, but still good, against a not all that dominant AFC.

Brady is getting old now,  Gronk is injury prone, as is Amendola.  They aren't the same threat they were a few years ago, even though they are still a good team.

Robert Bouchard
Robert Bouchard

I'll agree, its way to soon to react this way. Let it play out

Robert Bouchard
Robert Bouchard

Lets hope...Im not typically a downer, but Revis to the Pats hurts my brain

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brian Bassett @Bent  I know, I just wanted to passive-aggressively call Team Revis stupid without doing it directly.


Oops.

Colin Brady
Colin Brady

@McGeorge @ww85  Thats one way to look at it. The other is that they got a lot of injuries to key players and as a result their rookies played alot. If they get Gronk back, contributions from the rest, and they draft well in this deep class then Revis could push them over that hump and back in the SB.