Tuesday, August 17, 2010
An inside look at Darrelle Revis' contract
In his latest column for the National Football Post, former NFL executive Andrew Brandt provides an inside look at cornerback Darrelle Revis' contract dispute with the New York Jets.
Brandt's columns always are educational. If contract talk is off-putting or confusing to you, then I would highly recommend checking out this piece. Brandt, who has negotiated contracts for the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, sets up pertinent issues impacting Revis' situation and breaks them down in easily digestible bits.
It's important to know the reputations of Revis' agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, and their history with Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum. Also noteworthy is the thought process that went into Revis' rookie contract.
Brandt emphasizes this point about Revis' six-year deal:
Revis has made $15 million on his rookie contract entering this year. Although there is much in the media about the scheduled $1 million for 2010, the $15 million paid to Revis for 2007-2009 is a more accurate analysis of his pay since being drafted by the team.
Brandt writes that he sees "no movement and no end in sight," but teases to a second column coming Wednesday in which he details the main sticking points in negotiations and the leverage each side had.