According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Patriots have already been so impressed with CB Darrelle Revis that they have privately begun discussions regarding a contract extension with the cornerback.
- Cole adds Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, has already pulled Revis aside about the possibility of getting a long-term extension in place.
- Cole expects Revis to command close to the contracts signed by Seahawks CB Richard Sherman and Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson.
- Cole doesn’t see Revis taking a significant discount to remain with the Patriots long-term.
Revis, 29, signed a two-year contract worth $32 million from the Patriots. However, the second year of the contract is a 2015 club option worth $20 million.
It’s also worth noting that Revis’ contract includes a provision that prevents New England from franchising him in 2015 if they decline to pick up his option.
Last year, Revis totaled 50 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and two forced fumbles over the the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has Revis rated as the No. 1 cornerback in the league last season.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about a new deal for Revis in the coming weeks.