Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) looks on against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Darrelle Revis Would Rather Get Paid More Than Be On A Winning New York Jets Team

How does the saying go? Money can’t buy happiness? Well, for former New York Jets Pro Bowler, Darrelle Revis, it can buy happiness. That’s why he’s no longer in New York, and he’s not ashamed to admit it.

Early on Monday morning, the Pro Bowl cornerback had an interesting Twitter exchange with a Jets fan who said Revis might have been happier with a Jets team that is a possible playoff contender:

Revis, who showed he was more interested in making more money than winning, responded with:

Of course Revis’ response would get a few Jets fans more than upset, but it’s hard to make the former beloved Jet — who did a lot for the franchise — a villain. Who are we to judge, right? The NFL is a cutthroat business, so is there really any loyalty on either the side, team to player or player to team?

Revis was traded to the Buccaneers in the offseason and signed an extension that will pay him $16 million this season ($4 million more than he would’ve been paid remaining with the Jets) and $98 million through his six-year deal.

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  • Luke Diehl

    Wow goodbye former favorite player actually wished you well but your perfect for Tampa on an 0-9 start burning revis jersey

  • matr dontelli iii

    for some, earning money which will be spent by descendants who they may not ever know, is important. richardson for this injury-prone cornerback straight up was a win for the jets. the top of the third round pick and the elimination of the contract drama, not to mention his corny chuckle, are the cherries on top. the whole thing was made worse by his lying about the importance of being a jet his entire career. good riddance!

  • Luke Diehl

    @matr amen dude

  • Jonathan Peralta

    I agree. Although I miss his shutdown abilities, paying a CB (even if he is shutdown) $16 million is way over the top. When is the last time a SB winner needed or paid a CB that much?!?