Revis and Jets not close Dan Leberfeld
According to Mark Cannizzarro of the New York Post, holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis is still demanding more money than Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha.
“The Post has learned that if the Jets don’t give Revis one more dime
than what Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha, the highest-paid cornerback in the league,
is making in 2010 he plans to hold out,” wrote Cannizzarro.
If that is the case, we could be looking at a season-long holdout. The Jets are absolutely not going to beat the Asomugha contract, which is around $6-7 million more than the next highest paid corner.
The writer thinks the team needs to sign Revis at all costs.
“When it was announced on Friday that both coach Rex Ryan and general manager
Mike Tannenbaum were given contract extensions, Jets owner Woody Johnson waxed
about how important “continuity” is to the organization,” wrote Cannizzaro. “Johnson, however, doesn’t appear willing to open his wallet to give Revis the
extension he wants, and that could deal a significant blow to that continuity
he’s spoke about on Friday.”
Does that mean, for continuity sake, you give him $16 million a year, in a recession?
And if the owner offered Revis $12 million per year, does than qualify as “not opening his wallet?”