Originally Posted by Snell41
His current contract was written with the intent of making more than Aso's Raider contract, which is 16.25 a year. What makes you think he's gonna drop down to 13m? Dude is going to want 17m a year and he'll be willing to sit out to get it as he has shown in the past.
No that's not true. His current contract is 4 yr $46 million ($11.5 million per year) $27 million guaranteed and $18 million signing bonus with 3 option years at $3 million a piece. Aso got a 5 yr $60 million deal with the Eagles the year after Revis got his deal. So Aso took a $4.25 million pay cut per year. Why would he do that when he was regarded as the 1st or 2nd best CB in the league? He did it b/c the Raiders contract was an aberration. Way above market value for a CB. He eventually took a deal that was fair market value for him at that time. Also, why would Revis have had accepted $11.5 over a 4 yr contract if he was looking for $17 million back then? That makes no sense. Revis will accept a deal that calls for around $13 million annually b/c that is what the market value is for the top CB in the league. And if he attempts to hold out, then you trade him. You could always do that but I don't think he would leave $78 million on the table. Take a look at Aso now, if he was a FA after this past season he probably wouldn't see more then $6 million over a short term contract. Revis knows there is a lot of risk in turning down that much money when one wrong step can end your career.