And he is back! The new Jets regime made a big splash tonight, as they signed CB Darrelle Revis who was let go by the Patriots. Revis, 29, played 6 seasons for the Gang Green before being traded to Tampa Bay in 2013. Last year he signed with New England who declined $20M option for the 2015 season, which allowed him to become a free agent.
Revis will sign a 5-year deal worth $70M, which includes $39M in guaranteed money. He’ll earn a base salary of $16M in 2015, $17M in 2016, $15M in 2017, $11M in 2018, and $11M in 2019. These are base salaries with the exception of 2017, which is split between a $2M roster bonus due on the first day of the league year and a $13M salary. The first two years are fully guaranteed at signing, along with $6M in 2017.
Revis, one of the best cornerbacks in the league, missed most of his last season with the Jets due to an injury, prompting the Gang Green to trade him to the Bucs. In the next two seasons, however, he did not miss a single game, proving that he was healthy and back to his Pro Bowl form. He intercepted two passes last season and also had 14 passes defended.