New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis held out for 35 days in 2010 because he was the best corner in the NFL and wasn’t being paid like it. We know this because we saw it all unfold on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” which was awesome and should always be done with the Jets as the subjec. Screw what Rex Ryan thinks.
Anyway, Revis got his contract ($32.5 million guaranteed) and was productive for the last couple of years. However, all his guaranteed money was loaded up front and he’s only scheduled to make $7.5 million in 2012.
Makes you wonder why he was cool with that in 2010 because now he’s not taking holding out from the Jets again off the table. HBO should just head to Long Island for Jets training camp even if the team doesn’t approve.
Revis had the following to say about his current contract situation:
“I just don’t know…I’m not saying I am going to hold out. I’m not saying I’m not going to hold out. I just don’t know. Right now my focus is being on the team.”
Aside from the non-threatening threat there, that whole statement didn’t make sense. If one’s focus is “being on the team,” then one shouldn’t be passive-aggressively not not holding out. You’re either holding out or you’re not. There’s not a lot of room for “I don’t know.”
I’m sure he’d love a huge contract again, but as every article about this has said, he’ll look like the most selfish a–hole in the world if he holds out for the second time in three years. This is especially true with the Santonio Holmes and Tim Tebow drama already screwing the locker room up for the Jets.
My point is this: Just freaking agree to do “Hard Knocks” again already. Is that too much to ask?