Revis is tremendous, but he needs to deal with reality

I just don’t get it.

Darrelle Revis told me today in a press conference that the bad economy has no bearing on his contract.

The guy is a tremendous player, a likely future Hall-of-Famer, but he’s got to deal with reality.

I asked Revis a few questions about the economy today and he got annoyed and I was cut off by a PR guy.

Listen, the team isn’t feeding me anything on this one.

In fact, they are pissed at me for pressing Revis today.

And I’m also not getting propaganda from the agents about how PSL’s are the problem.

I don’t operate that way.

This is 100 percent independent thinking on Revis.

I just believe that $13-14 million a year is more than fair for the best cornerback in football.

Why are the Raiders a benchmark for anything? When was the last time they had a winning season?

Do you realize that Nnamdi Asomugha makes about $5 million more per season than any other cornerback in football?

The Raiders don’t care what other teams do when they sign contracts.

So other teams need to ignore Raider deals when attempting to sign their own players.

Look-it (as Bill Parcells likes to say), the economy is a huge factor.

And Revis and his agents need to realize that.

Or a deal is never going to get done.

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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