Darrelle Revis has already given the New England Patriots something to marvel about in training camp. So far, the new Patriots cornerback has been dominant in practice, giving quarterback Tom Brady fits. The impact he has on the game is already proven. The impact he will have on the Patriots secondary has caused major excitement and anticipation. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole Tuesday, the impressive play of Revis has sparked discussions regarding a contract extension.
Revis already has a two-year, $32 million deal with the team, but only one year is guaranteed. In the initial contract signed back in March, Revis has a second year team option that includes a $12 million roster bonus. If Revis has the kind of year that establishes him once again as the best cornerback in the league, it could be tough for the Patriots to retain him, especially with the team being unlikely to commit to the roster bonus. The team’s attempt to extend Revis’ contract now is a positive sign.
Cole said in a video at Bleacher report, “What I’m hearing from the Patriots is that Revis has been so good so far that they are privately already starting to talk about extending his contract. The Patriots like what they see so much – they think they see the next Ty Law and that shutdown cover corner to really get their defense going – that they’d like to extend him out. Robert Kraft, the owner of the team, has pulled Darrelle Revis aside and started to talk to him to see if they can get a long-term deal worked out.”
The reported contract talks could catapult Revis back to the top as the highest-pain cornerback in the game. Patrick Patterson, Richard Sherman and Joe Haden recently received big deals with Patterson claiming top-paid status. Revis is the veteran and most proven of that group and if he makes the Patriots secondary one of the top groups in the league, the money would be very much worth it, especially if it frees up other players on the defense to do what they do best.