Darrelle Revis Signs With Jets For $70 Million
There was plenty of movement in the NFL on Tuesday, but many of us were still waiting to see where prized free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis signs.
The answer is finally in, and it’s…the New York Jets!
That’s right. Revis is returning to the team that drafted him with the 14th overall pick in the 2007 Draft. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $70 million over five years, with $39 million of that guaranteed to the 29-year-old.
Revis is set to earn $16 million and $17 million in guaranteed money in each of the first two seasons. He’ll get $15 million in year-three, $6 million of which is guaranteed, and $11 million in each of his final two seasons.
In case you’re wondering, this does in fact make Darrelle Revis the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. It also makes him a very wealthy man:
If Darrelle Revis plays out his new contract with the #Jets, he’ll have earned $155,199,500 in total, which is a lot, per sources.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2015
Celebrate, Jets fans. Revis is coming home:
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) March 11, 2015