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Monday, November 4, 2013
Revis: Money can buy happiness

By Rich Cimini

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Would you rather be making $16 million a year on a winless team or, say, $12 million on a 5-4 team that has a chance to go to the playoffs?

Well, we know how Darrelle Revis feels. He'll take the money.

The former Jets cornerback shared his feelings on Twitter, responding to a comment from one of his followers. The comment:

"Back in the good old days when @Revis24 played for a team that mattered. Wonder if 12MM per and Rex as coach has any merit vs Schaino & 16MM."

Revis offered a response: "Naw 16 is better."

The Jets never actually offered Revis a contract worth $12 million a year, so it's a moot point, but they might have offered something in that neighborhood if Revis had showed a willingness to bend on his $16 million a year asking price. He found a taker in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed him to a six-year, $96 million contract and traded a first-round pick to the Jets.

The dysfunctional Bucs are 0-8, a laughingstock. But, hey, Revis got his money. Who says money can't buy happiness?