In an exclusive interview with ESPN New York’s Ian O’Connor, Darrelle Revis talked about his contract dispute.
“Look at the Leon situation,” Revis said. “They were working on his contract, and he broke his leg and missed the season, and now he has no stability, no comfort zone, no anything. And Thomas Jones, the same thing.
“And the thing I’m so frustrated by is they sit here and tell me this to my face. But then they don’t want to value me or honor me for that. They say, ‘Oh, you’re a class act, you don’t cause any trouble off the field, you’re this, you’re that, you come in on time.’ This is me, and if you say you want me here for a long time, I will keep on bringing that to this team each year. When new guys come in, they’re going to understand how to do it the right way, not the wrong way.
“A lot of teams don’t even throw to my side. So I had six picks last year. I might have four this year just because teams don’t throw my way. I cut the field in half, so I don’t understand where [the Jets] are not understanding that aspect of it.
“It’s time right here where you’ve got to think about your career and your family, and you’ve got to fight. You’ve got to fight and that’s what I’m doing, and not in a hateful way. I have to protect myself. I don’t feel like I’m doing anything wrong.”