Re: Revis deal for two years
posted at 3/13/2014 9:59 PM EDT
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to TravisBean's comment:
YOur last paragraph is correct, but your thread title is really not, even if techinically correct. The 2nd year is basically meaningless, more or less suggesting a stabilizer or show of good faith that each side will try to create an extension that lasts beyond a 2nd year.
That is the worst "team option" I have ever seen.
I can see BB doing something for 3 additional years beyond this one and nothing more with the guarantees being the key, obviously.
3 years, maybe 25 million guaranteed, most of it in 2015 and 2016. Something like that.
From a cap perspective, though, it really is two years, since the signing bonus is cedited over two years with this structure.
Probably not coincidently, the total amount for the two years is $32 million . . . which actually matches what Tampa was to pay him over the same period I believe. While we all know the deal won't actually work out that way, it preserves the optics of him not getting a pay cut.
The most interesting bit is that the deal almost forces New England to try and extend. It doesn't force an extension, but an attempt.
$5 million is a huge slice of dead cash to eat for a rental. If Revis is Revis, then they will have a good reason to hammer something out.
Also, it protects Revis from the franchise tag, at least until 2016.
To be frank, given how well he has played in his career, I don't think $16 million per, especially if it's partially illusory, is well overpaid.
The guy almost dragged the Jets to the Superbowl.