Now that some of the dust has settled in free agency we can see some of the behind-the-scenes moves coming to light in the case of Darrelle Revis who signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, but prior to that the Denver Broncos pursued the former All-Pro corner.
The Broncos were unable to come resign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and before engaging in contract discussions with Aqib Talib, he eventually signed with the Broncos for six years, the team tried to sign Revis to a deal similar to what Talib signed.
According to Pro Football Talk, “As the source explains it, DRC declined to accept a deal believed to be worth $54 million over six years. So the team decided to contact Camp Revis, offering roughly the same package that Talib ultimately accepted. Revis declined, holding firm to his demand for $12 million per year.”