As you've probably heard, cornerback Darrelle Revis got a new contract with the Jets late last night. He will be paid $46 million over four years ($32 million guaranteed). That's cool if you're a Jets or Hard Knocks fan, but why should Eagles fans care? Well, DeSean Jackson saw the benefits of holding out. Via his Twitter (@deseanjackson10) early this morning.
I wish I was in My city cali kingdom.. Westcoast wassup !! Congrats to My bro D Revis 32 guaranteed thats big bread… Lookn good buddy
Set the tables high for ya brah… I'm coming asap just know that… Gotta make it happen…
It's only right like big brO SNOOP!! SAY AND YA DO KNO THAT… NEPHEW
I'm a little too white bread to understand all of that, but I think Djax wants his too.
he didn’t benefit at all from holding out though. the contract happened because revis blinked in the staring contest. he was holding out because he wanted to be the highest paid corner in the league, which would mean he’d be making 15.1 mill per season on a long-term contract (matching nnamdi asomugha’s contract). the contract he got was 4 years 46 mill with 32 mill guaranteed – 11.5 mill a year. shitload of money, but pretty far off of asomugha’s contract. yes he got paid, but he was gonna get paid anyway. he held out the entire preseason and then gave in to get a contract done. nothing achieved.
i wish you guys would stop posting jackson’s tweets…i find it really hard to cheer for a guy with that level of education and brainpower…u of cal must be so proud…
good point, edited slightly. either way, he got himself a raise by holding out. jackson will only make $500k next year if he doesn’t use some leverage with the birds.
only the truth, geoff.
That’s what negotiation is. Opening offers were play his current deal as is (Jets preference) or he gets Ashamounga (sp?) money (his preference). And they settled somewhere in the middle.
Imagine if the Eagles had handled some negotiations like that over the years (TO for example) how things might have turned out differently. Banner admitted in that seemingly 27 part series in the Inquirer last month that he looks at all contract negotiations as competitions and he wants to win…apparently even if him winning means the team is worse off for it (e.g. Dawkins last year).
What is he saying?
Where’s June Cleaver when you need her?:
I like this for counterpoint:
“I’m a little too white bread to understand all of that” << bahahaha
shitload of money, but pretty far off of asomugha’s contract. yes he got paid
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