What is going on with Darrelle Revis? Is he going to hold out or not? The Jets aren’t sure what he’s going to do. We all remember Rex Ryan and that sailor-like mouth of his on HBO’s Hard Knocks a couple of seasons ago. Viewers also caught an inside look to the growing troublesome situation with Revis and his then threat to holdout unless pleased with a new contract. Well Jet fans might be seeing the same situation arise.
Some people are probably thinking to themselves why is he holding out? He already received a new contract from the Jets. Though Revis earned a boat-load of money from his current contract, he said that was to be a band-aid while a new, permanent contract was negotiated.
Here’s the problem for the Jets. Yes they absolutely want to bring Revis back with his current contract making $13.5 million a year but it’s hard to argue with an all-pro corner who basically shuts receivers down for the game. Not having Revis in the back field makes the Jets go from a top-ten defense to average or even subpar.
In the first seven games for the Jets, it’s not easy. They’re up against teams like Pittsburg, San Francisco, New England, and Houston. With Revis on the field, he can lock down their best receivers. Without him, who knows what will happen.
As far as we know, it is not a definite that Darrelle holds out this season for a new contract. He’s been sending mixed signals to the Jets organization. He has be present at voluntary workouts, but hasn’t made any promises he’ll show up to training camp come July 28th. Whatever he decides, I’m sure it’ll be headlines. The last thing the Jets want to do is have the situation turn ugly on them.
Here we are. Round 2. Only this time things might not pan out the way Revis wants if he does hold out. The Jets have such a small room for flexibility with the cap space. Revis would be heading towards muddy waters if he doesn’t play this smart. If he doesn’t and gets too big headed, then Darrelle might be sitting out for some, if not, all of the 2012-2013 season.