Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Darrelle Revis rejected Denver Broncos before signing with New England Patriots

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.”

The Broncos have been the big winners to this point in free agency with Talib, DeMarcus Ware and T.J. Ward signing with the team, but they didn’t get everyone they wanted on their wish list.

Tags: 2014 NFL Free Agency Darrelle Revis Denver Broncos New England Patriots

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