Two years ago when the New York Jets appeared on HBO's Hard Knocks, a dominant storyline was that Darrelle Revis was holding out for a new deal. The preseason was underway and Revis still was holding out. On September 5th just before the regular season the Jets gave Revis a four year, 45 million dollar deal. Revis was in the final year of his rookie deal, and the new deal made him the highest paid corner in the league . The deal he signed gave him a lot of money the first two years, but this year he is set to make only 4.5 million.
Less than a month ago when asked if he would holdout again, Revis said, ""I’m not saying I’m going to hold out. I’m not saying I’m not. Right now, what I’m trying to do is just be a part of this team, work hard, and that’s all I can say. My agent’s going to do the best for me. It’s my career, and I’m in control of what I can do. I know I’m under contract, and we’ll hash that out when the time comes." For the Jets this would be a nightmare. Revis still has two years left, so to holdout again would just be greedy and selfish. Revis needs to show that he is the leader of this team and not holdout when he still has two years left on his deal. Guys like Mario Williams and Ray Rice, played out their entire contracts, and did not complain. Of course if he holds out you need to pay the man, he is the most dominant corner in the league, but Darrelle really needs to show his maturity. In five seasons as a Jet, Revis has had 18 interceptions, 3 touchdowns on those, 4 pro bowls, 283 tackles, and has become known as, "Revis Island". Revis has to commit and can't put the Jets on his island this offseason.