The New York Jets and holdout cornerback Darrell Revis agreed on a new four-year contract early on Monday morning. Revis is considered the best cornerback in the NFL and one of a just a handful of players who can make a difference in terms of NFL odds at the online bookmaker.
Since the Jets don’t open up the season until Monday, Revis gets a full week to get up to speed. He is expected to be in the starting lineup on Monday as the New York Jets host the Baltimore Ravens. The Jets are 2.5 point favorites at home at the bookmaker vs. Baltimore on Monday Night Football.
Best Defensive Player – There is really no argument from anyone that Revis is the best defensive player in the league. That is high praise but most people consider the Jets Super Bowl contenders at the online bookmaker with Revis, but a non-factor without him. That is the kind of respect a quarterback gets. Revis is a shutdown cornerback and he simply takes away the best receiver of the opposing team. He is a game-changer. There are not many defensive players in the league that have ever been in that category.
$46 Million – The four-year deal for Revis is reported to be for $46 million with $32 million guaranteed.
Last Minute Deal – The Jets put on the full court press on Sunday night into Monday morning. Owner Woody Johnson and head coach Rex Ryan made a last minute trip to South Florida to meet with Revis, his mother and his uncle. When does anyone get that type of treatment in the NFL? Even franchise quarterbacks don’t always get that type of attention. Ryan appeared to be the facilitator to a deal getting done. Ryan has a very good relationship with his star cornerback and really made the deal happen. How often do you see a head coach get involved in contract negotiations? Almost never!
Jets are 9.5 to 1 at SBG to Win the Super Bowl – The Jets are real contenders at the bookmaker with Revis back in the fold. They nearly made the Super Bowl last season and with Revis signing, the hype and hoopla surrounding New York as a Super Bowl contender should heat up again.