The deal that brought free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Patriots on Wednesday includes a second-year team option for $20 million.
Details of the contract were reported Thursday by NFL.com’s Albert Breer as follows:
2014: $10 million signing bonus, $1.5 million base salary, and $500,000 in per-game bonuses. His salary cap hit for 2014 is $7 million.
2015: $20 million team option. According to USA Today, the 2015 breakdown is $12 million roster bonus, $7.5 million base salary, and $500,000 in per-game bonuses.
If the Patriots cut him after 2014, he would still count as a $5 million hit on the team’s 2015 salary cap.
Revis will be 29 in July, but is regarded as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, and many consider him the best.
He was the Jets’ first-round pick in 2007 and in his first five seasons, he had 18 interceptions and helped the Jets reach two AFC Championship games. He tore his ACL in 2012 and was traded to Tampa Bay before the 2013 season because of salary cap reasons, but returned to form with the Bucs. He played in all 16 games, had two interceptions and two forced fumbles and was ranked the No. 1 cornerback in the NFL by the website Pro Football Focus.
The Buccaneers released him rather than paying him a $1.5 million roster bonus. Revis was set to make a total of $16 million this season on his previous contract.