And so the stalemate ensues. Darrelle Revis and the Jets are still worlds apart on what the All-Pro cornerback should be paid. In my mind, Revis is the best corner in the league right now and to be paid $1 million for this season is a joke. He should and I think he will get a raise. But the point that everyone is missing is that it isn't about having the highest paying contract, its about getting guaranteed money.
Darrelle Revis is looking to be the highest paid cornerback in the league, but not just that, he wants some guaranteed money. The thing that a lot of people miss is that when players sign a big contract, the player rarely sees all that money. The reason why is because of incentive clauses, roster bonuses and things like that are what make up most of the money that is written in the contract language. But, the main thing that a player sees are his paycheck per game and the signing bonus. And in the language, the biggest words are signing bonus and guaranteed money.
I don't blame Dareele Revis for going for the big money. If he didn't strike now while the iron was hot, he may not maximize his worth, or he could eventually get cut. After all, if he didn't perform, he would have been cut by now.
So, in the end, the Jets and Revis will stay in a stalemate until Revis gets his guaranteed money. And all that is lost is the game that he is supposed to love, football. in case u haven't realized about this whole blog entry, I haven't once mentioned Revis and his stats. That's because the NFL isn't about the game anymore, its about the money. Show Revis the Benjamins please.