The New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis Problem

Joe Caporoso with a closer look at the New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis problem…

After the 2014 season, the New York Jets signed Darrelle Revis to a 5 year, 70 million dollar contract with 39 million guaranteed. The structure of the deal allows them a relatively reasonable out after 2016 (about a 700K difference between dead money and cap savings) and a full out after 2017 (a 8 million dollar difference between dead money and cap savings). 

The decision to sign Revis made sense from a public relations/business perspective along with from a football perspective at the time. Cornerback was a barren position for the Jets and Revis played good football in 2014. He would seem to be a short term solution, who could then transition into a Charles Woodson type role at safety at the back end of his contract. At the same time, he would add “name” credibility to a team without “names” to sell around. (If you think business decisions don’t factor into the Jets football decisions, you haven’t been paying attention). 

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