- Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer
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We interrupt your bye-week Sunday to pay homage to the best cornerback in the NFL. Darrelle Revis isn't have a great season; he's having a one-for-the-ages season.
Yeah, that's right, just 10 -- 10 receptions, no TDs allowed and a ridiculous 2.9 passer rating. At this rate, Revis not only will win NFL Defensive Player of the Year, but he might force them to re-name the award in his honor.
Those numbers would be mind-blowing if he were covering the opponents' third or fourth receiver, but Revis is covering the No. 1 receiver most of the time. He could wind up exceeding his 2009 performance, considered one of the best years for a cornerback in recent memory.
You can see where this is going, of course. After the season, you can bet that Revis will want to return to the negotiating table. He's due to make $7.5 million in 2012, the third year of a four-year contract, and after averaging $16 million per year over 2010 and 2011 (including $25 million this season), it's hard to imagine him dropping down to $7.5 million.
But that's a soap opera for another day. For now, sit back and enjoy the show.