Darrelle Revis would rather make more money and lose with Bucs than play for Jets

Darrelle-RevisDarrelle Revis has had a quiet first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A lot of that has to do with the fact that the team is 0-8 and could be the worst in the NFL. Some of it has to do with the fact that Tampa Bay has insisted on playing zone coverages when they have one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the game at their disposal.

Whatever the case, Revis is perfectly content where he is. He signed a six-year, $96 million deal with the Bucs last year after being traded, which is far more than the Jets were willing to pay. Meanwhile, the Jets improved to 5-4 on Sunday with a win over the New Orleans Saints. Revis doesn’t seem to care.

Hey, at least he’s honest. We like to think professional athletes care more about winning than money, but that’s usually not the case. It’s probably not that difficult to lay your head on the pillow at night when you’re making $1 million per game, regardless of your team’s record.

H/T Shutdown Corner

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  • Jeffrey Thomas Cerreta

    My goodness, the fact you get paid to type this drivel is comical….they should ask for a refund.
    First off, Revis was TRADED by the Jets,not like he wanted to come here to Tampa, -New York didn’t want HIM you DOLT.
    And second, he is still RECOVERING from his ACL surgery, and thats why he is in zone not man,becuase he is still hobbled.
    Wow, can tbelieve somebody with your resources didnt realize NY traded him, and tha the weanted to stay in NY-they passed on him, not vice-versa.
    Your ignorance is stunning.
    Oh and 5-4 is impressive, lets see how far they actually go.

  • SteveDelVecchio

    What part of “he signed a six-year, $96 million deal with the Bucs last year after being traded, which is far more than the Jets were willing to pay” don’t you understand? I think that one sentence covers just about everything you took issue with, for whatever reason you took issue with it.

  • Jeffrey Thomas Cerreta

    Watch the NFL inside the lines story on Revis, he wanted to stay in NY, not like he wanted to go to Tampa, NY could have at least made him an offer which they didnt-PERIOD.
    They didnt think he was worth a contract-PERIOD.
    They never even contacted him or his agent-PERIOD.
    You make it sound as if he is over-joyed with being 0-8 and would rather just be getting paid-where do you get these facts from? His history as being a team player suggest otherwise.
    Larry is trying to make a story where there isnt one, and tryign to kick aman while he is down-a man NY didnt want.
    OWN IT.

  • Richard Watts

    Why play for peanuts like Richard Sherman.

  • Richard Watts

    So Revis should play for less money..Now I have heard it all.And why he’s at it.he should also apply for food stamps.America media is backwards and ignorant.

  • Tanadys Inman

    Richard Sherman is still in his Rookie Contract so sure he is playing for peanuts but when he is payed be sure he will get what he wants