Originally Posted by Savage69
MSGold from the addicts board posted his Revis plan..
New 15 mil signning bonus
2013 Base: the original 6 mil plus his bonuses that takes it to 9 mil
2014 Base: 11 mil
2015 Base: 10 mil
2016 Base: 8 mil
2017 Base: 6 mil
Thats 59 mil over 5 years. 11.8 mil per year average. But ALL guaranteed for injury...ALL of it, so he WILL collect all of it no matter what. And the first 3 years (with the signing bonus pay) average 15 mil per so he can be happy psycologically. The decreasing bases protect us in the event of decline in play or career injury. AND I add back the "hold out clause" that "unguarantee" his bases for 2016 and 2017 to protect us from a typical revis "hold out" when his base salaries drop towards the end of the deal.
1) Most importantly, I don't see he and his agents going for that. Sure the injury guarantee is great, but high profile players want large signing bonuses. It's a leverage mechanism that they can hold over the team. A $3 million/year prorated bonus is nothing.
A $15 million signing bonus is nothing for a big player like that, especially when you consider his last deal had $32.5 million FULLY guaranteed, not just for injury.
His last deal had fully guaranteed base salaries of $7.5 and $6.5 million in his first two years. Then he had an option bonus of $18 million in year two. He took him roughly $32 million in his first two years of his last deal.
I'm sorry, but he's going to want more in the form of full guarantees (i.e. signing/workout/roster bonuses and guaranteed base salaries) early on. These deal doesn't even look more enticing than his last one, and it's been whispered that he wants to be paid on that Fitz/Megatron "non-QB superstar" level.
2) From a Jets perspective, sure, the ACL injury isn't a death sentence like it used to be, but why on earth would the team take that risk?? Especially at a position where lateral quickness is paramount, probably the one defensive position most reliant on it. What about the (albeit small) chance he doesn't return to form this year and is merely an above average CB? It paints the front office into a corner.