Darrelle Revis paid $50,000 for number 24 jersey

Darrelle Revis' jersey number cost more than an average person's yearly salary

6/19/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Apr 22, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (middle) poses for a photo with a jersey at a press conference with general manager Mark Dominik (left) and head coach Greg Schiano at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsWhen Darrelle Revis was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of the first orders of business was apparently to make sure he got his #24 jersey that he has worn for his entire NFL career so far.

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.
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