As we wait for the New York Jets season to begin, we are are also waiting to see if Darrelle Revis will be traded or will he hold out once again to negotiate his contract with the Jets. I don’t know about anybody else, but I do not know if the Jets can go through either of these situations with Revis again. Revis’s current contract states he must attend all offseason workouts, whether voluntarily or not.
For the Jets to even start thinking about having a positive season, this situation with Darrelle needs to be corrected, quick. Apr. 15 is around the corner when the off-season conditioning program will begin and Revis will have to be present. According to ESPN Jets writer Rich Cimini, “if Revis doesn’t participate in approximately 80 percent of the workouts, he will forfeit not only a $1 million workout bonus, but two other bonuses — a $1 million roster bonus (triggered March 17, but payable at a later date) and a $1 million reporting bonus at the start of training camp.”
If he doesn’t participate, a lot of money will be lost in the Revis camp. Point, blank period, “Revis Island” needs to stay in a Jet uniform no matter the cost. If you want to takeover an empire, don’t you pay the General well? Revis is the General of the Jets and he will be the reason if they make it or don’t make it to the playoffs in the 2013 NFL season.
So, Jets front office, forget the other options and become Darrelle’s only suitor.