Monday, August 9, 2010
Right now Darrelle Revis is holding out from training camp and is refusing to play football for $1 million. I know that he's probably a top 5 cornerback in the league and arguably their best player and should be making more than $1 million, but dude they're paying you CRAZY amounts of money to PLAY FOOTBALL! He's under a contract that HE SIGNED saying he would play football for that amount of money. Imagine if you could do that with your job. You know Franz, I am the best bread man you have, so I want you to make my salary 10 times what it is now (or I'm not showing up for work tomorrow). I would be SO fired. That's basically what he's saying. I don't understand how you can sign a contract, and in the middle of it just up and say; I don't like it anymore and won't play for you until you pay me more money. I do think he should be paid more than $1 million this year, but the fact he can just not show up and not play even though he's under contract is ridiculous. This is how he holds the cards though, why would they negotiate more pay for him if he was there? What if they give him more money and he has a crappy season? Can they get some of the money back? Nope. He could get all this money, then crap out on the season and still collect his money. Welcome to the NFL and contract negotiation. This is why I would rather be in the front office of a MLB organization than a NFL one.