NFL Draft

Revis finally signs

Admin - August 15, 2007

The New York Jets finally agreed to terms with their first round draft pick CB Darrelle Revis, ending the longest rookie holdout since WR Keyshawn Johnson in 1996.

The University of Pittsburgh cornerback, who was the 14th player chosen overall in April, missed 21 days of training camp and 23 practice sessions. In 35 games at Pittsburgh, which inluded 34 starts, Revis developed into one of the country's best coverage cornerbacks. He registered 129 tackles, 5½ tackles for loss, 8 interceptions, 25 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Revis also averaged 10.3 yards on 54 punt returns and scored two touchdowns on runbacks.

Update: According to the New York Daily News, it's a 6-year deal that can be voided after 4 years if Revis appears in at least 35% of the plays this season or 45% in one of the next three seasons. In that case, the Jets have the option of buying back the last two years for a minimum of $14M. The total value of the contract is $30-$36M, with $16M in the first four years ($11M guaranteed).

We'll post year by year base salaries as soon as these numbers become available.