Jets Rumors & News
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Twenty-four hours after General Manager Mike Tannenbaum announced that the Jets and Darrelle Revis were close to an agreement, #24 signed on the dotted line and officially became a New York Jet.

Following a 20-day holdout and marathon negotiations, the 47-page contract was inked late last night. The Jets would not disclose the exact terms of the contract but NFL.com is reporting the contract to be a six year deal worth $36 million.

The Jets wanted the six years while Revis didn’t want to go past five. In what Tannenbaum declared “the most difficult negotiations he has ever been involved in,” he described the contract as “extraordinarily complicated.” In exchange for signing for six years Revis will be heavily compensated toward the end of the contract.

Via Brian Costello of the New York Post, Revis had this to say about him becoming a New York Jet:

“I’m excited just to be in the NFL,” Revis said a little after 9 o’clock last night when the deal was announced. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve been fighting for this my whole life. Now it’s here. I’ve just got to take steps now and do what I can.”

Revis will be at practice today during final walk-throughs in preparation for tomorrow night’s game against the Vikings. However, he is not expected to play. He spent last night going over the playbook and meeting with coaches.

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