While Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and center Nick Mangold threatened holdouts if they don't get new deals, left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson quietly worked out a six-year extension worth $60 million according to a report on ESPN.com. Ferguson's deal takes him through the 2017 season and includes guarantees totaling $34.8 million, surpassing the previous record of $30 million for an offensive lineman set by Miami tackle Jake Long.
Ferguson recently switched agents to go with longtime veteran Brad Blank. The fifth year tackle still had one year plus an option for $10 million left on the rookie contract he signed as the sixth overall choice in the 2006 draft. His contract now totals $73.6 million spread over the next eight seasons. That is virtually double the five-year deal worth $37.5 million that Long received.
Now, the question is what this bold stroke of Jets generosity means for Mangold and Revis.