You didn’t really think the Jets would going into the season without their top defensive back did you? You didn’t really think that a team with Super Bowl aspirations would feel comfortable playing in week one without the best cornerback in the game did you? Of course not — you knew the two sides would come together — and they did late Sunday night.
The Jets and shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed on a four-year deal worth $46 million including $32 million guaranteed according to the NY Daily News. The new contract is a nice step up from what Revis was scheduled to make — $21 million over the next three years.
Although Revis is not making Nnamdi Asomugha money (three years $45 million), the newly agreed to contract is a nice compromise between what Revis wanted and what he was already scheduled to earn. Because the team already had him under contract, they weren’t under obligation to restructure his deal, but it was the right thing to do (especially if they had made him a promise).
We told you almost two weeks ago that Revis would play this year. Although GM Mike Tannenbaum seems to be legitimately surprised the deal got done, there’s no way the Jets would enter the year without Revis in their secondary. No way for a team that wants to win the Super Bowl.
The news may have come well after Tim Cowlishaw made his wrong prediction, but it comes in time for Revis to suit up and shut down Anquan Boldin in the team’s opener Sunday. I’m not enough of a believer in Mark Sanchez this year to think the Jets will make a Super Bowl run, but at least we know their defense will be the best in the league again. Having the best player in the game makes you feel awfully comfortable, doesn’t it?
Darrelle Revis ends 36-day holdout, agrees to four-year, $46 million deal with New York Jets [NY Daily News]