The Jets announced early Monday morning that they have reached an agreement on a four-year contract with Darrelle Revis that will end the All-Pro cornerbacks holdout. Revis had not participated in team activities since mini-camp in June and had held out of training camp in search of a new contract with more guaranteed money. Jets management would only say that it is a four-year deal but would not confirm finances or guaranteed money.
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the two parties “found a landing strip” of opportunity so the deal could be worked out.
“This is an intermediate step to what we hope will be an entire career of Darrelle as a Jet, for him to retire as a Jet and for him to hopefully go to the Hall of Fame as a Jet,” Tannenbaum said in a Monday morning conference call.
Around midnight on Monday morning, Revis confirmed via his Twitter account that he would be returning to the team after a new deal was worked out. After thanking his agents, the man known as “Revis Island” had a message for Jets’ fans.
“It not has only been hard on u guys but it has for me too. I just want to tell yall [sic] that I'm sorry for this process,” Revis posted on the site.
Revis is expected to report to practice today at the team’s training facility and will be available to play Monday night for the season opener against Baltimore.