Monday, September 6, 2010
Revis Island extends to AFC West
By Bill Williamson
There are a couple of AFC West connections to the Darrelle Revis saga ending in New York.
Revis’ holdout means Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha is still the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. Revis’ entire holdout was based on the fact that he wanted to be paid more than Asomugha. It didn’t happen.
Revis agreed to a new four-year, $46 million deal with $32 million of the contract guaranteed. Last year, Asomugha signed a three-year, $45.3 million deal. Revis is clearly getting played very well, but it’s not Asomugha money.
Also, the end to the Revis saga means Vincent Jackson’s agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod have one remaining holdout. The agents also represent Revis.
However, I don’t see a scenario where the end of the Revis holdout will ignite a resolution in the Jackson stalemate. The agents were trying to finalize a trade for Jackson, but an unnamed team and the Chargers have not come to an accord on draft-pick compensation.