Did the Jets Mislead Darrelle Revis?

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May 24, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis (24) stretches during organized team activities at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Darrelle Revis wants to retire as a New York Jet. The question, in Darrelle’s mind, is whether or not the Jets feel the same way. He talked about the situation on Thursday:

“I want to retire here,” Revis said in an interview Thursday. “I think Mike (Tannenbaum) knows that. I think Rex (Ryan) knows that. (The Jets) drafted me, they gave me a chance, so yeah, I want to be here and never play for another organization again. If they feel that, if Mike feels that I’m that type of person to be here, then they will compensate me. If not, then it’s the business of it.”

As has been widely reported, Darrelle has not said he is unhappy with his deal, but has not guaranteed reporting to work on time this summer either.

What Darrelle Revis is looking for, is a long term deal that will keep him a Jet for life. He has referred to “some things” that were said when he signed the contract in 2010. Those things, were references to the deal being a “band-aid” type of deal, an intermediate step to get him to work, and just a bridge to a long term contract.

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  • mracesmith

    I dont know why revis is talking about wanting to retire as a jet when he may hold on out, the jets’ locker room is just nuts  i wrote alll about the jets and their backup qbs as comnpared to the rest of the afc east here! http://halftimechat.com/2012/06/backup-plan/

    • Alan Schechter

      thanks for reading, as well as sharing your link.

      i think Darrelle genuinely wants to retire as a Jet. Even though the locker room has been nuts, I think it’s now on the right track, and he would be happy to stay