Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) runs out of the tunnel before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Darrelle Revis on Twitter: "16 (Million) is Better" than Playing For a Winning New York Jets Team and Making Less

After spending a few weeks away from the social networking service, Darrelle Revis returned to Twitter to answer a question from a fan.

His answer isn’t very long, and it doesn’t give much of an explanation, but it’s an interesting comment from a player on an 0-8 football team.


Where does one even begin when considering what this tweet means?

Is this a slight to Rex Ryan and Jets’ management, who traded him away despite his open desire to remain a member of the team? Is he saying that earning more money in a place where he’s wanted is better than the strife of being in New York and being unwanted?

Or is it a look into his own personality, and a sign that he’s “all about the money” and made the best financial decision he could make? Revis didn’t have to agree to a long-term deal with the Buccaneers, but he did because he believed it to be a wise business decision. Ultimately, almost any employment choice for anyone in any field of work takes money into consideration.

Could this also be a dig at Greg Schiano? Revis doesn’t say he’s happy being a Buccaneer, just that he’s happy being paid the total he’s currently being paid. Could this be a subtle way of saying he’s just collecting a paycheck until things change in Tampa Bay?

It could be none of the three. It could just be that Darrelle Revis is happy to be highly paid, and doesn’t regret his decision to come to Tampa Bay. He couldn’t have foreseen what has happened this year, and regretting his choice doesn’t help. He, like most other people, must know that this franchise is loaded with talent, so he’s happy to earn a large sum of money to go to work every day, and has no regrets for his choice to become a Buccaneer.

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