Revis’ Agent Has Warm Ties To The BucsMarch 17th, 2013
Those ugly contract holdouts by Darrelle Revis with the Jets in 2007 and 2010? They very well may have been driven by his agent’s distaste for Gang Green management, so penned New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers.
On Friday, Myers dove into a list of reasons/factors why he believes Revis surely will land with the Buccaneers. One of them stuck out to Joe most.
Revis’ agent, Neil Schwartz, has a contentious relationship with the Jets that goes beyond Revis holding out in 2007 and 2010. But last year, Schwartz client Vincent Jackson signed a five-year, $55.5 million free agent deal with the Bucs that included $26 million in guaranteed money. Since no team is going to give up significant draft choices for a one-year rental, it’s crucial that Schwartz and the Bucs already have a good relationship.
Various reports claim Revis wants a contract extension to the tune of $14 million to $16 million annually starting in 2014. Joe finds that figure to be insane, given the depressed salaries doled out to cornerbacks this season. Consider the roughly $15 million Eric Wright was scheduled to earn over 2012 and 2013 — before he pill-popped his way to less — and compare that to what corners are scoring on the open market this season. It’s not close; and Wright wasn’t that great before he got to Tampa.
Perhaps Schwartz will see that reality. He’ll surely hear it from Dominik. The Bucs can’t fork over a big compensation for a one-season player. But they also can’t serve up almost double market value to a guy coming off major knee surgery.