Darrelle Revis' jersey number cost more than an average person's yearly salary
However, Mark Barron already had that jersey number for the Bucs.
Fortunately for Revis, he had just signed a huge new contract extension, and everything is available for the right price, even a jersey number.
Revis ended up paying $50,000 for the right to wear #24 on his jersey for the Bucs.
If it seems like a lot, that's because it is. At least to most normal folks, who make less than that in an entire year, and drive a car that costs significantly less than that.
For Revis, though, it's pocket change. NFL.com notes that the $50k purchase price is only 6%... of his WEEKLY paycheck. No big deal.