Leave it to the Oakland Raiders to do something crazy that affects another team over 3,000 miles away.

Darrelle Revis didn’t report to Jets training camp last Sunday. By now everyone knows the reason: a contract dispute. Revis is still under his original rookie deal, which he has obviously out-performed.

Under normal circumstances, the Jets would’ve negotiated a new deal and Revis would be in camp now. But thanks to the Raiders feeling the need to give cornerback Nnamdi Asmugha a mind-boggling deal that guarantees him $15.1 this season, the Jets will have to ante up more than that to satisfy Revis.

It shouldn’t shock anyone that Revis took this route. His base salary for this season is reportedly $1 million. And the way Jets coach Rex Ryan lauded him, of course Revis and his agent were going to use that as leverage. Revis is clearly the top cover corner in the NFL.

The way Ryan likes to call blitzes, he needs a cornerback who can shutdown half a field. Revis does it better than any cornerback since Deion “Primetime” Sanders and Darrell Green were in their prime.

Does Revis deserve $15 million-plus? Without a doubt. Should he sit out camp until he gets it? That depends. Feelings are mixed amongst the media and the fans about the holdout, but it’s the only leverage an NFL player has. Teams cut players all the time, so holding out is a player’s only response. Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum said the team made two offers to Revis; a six-year extension and a shorter “band-aid” deal until the two sides are ready to negotiate a long term deal. Revis turned down both deals and the Jets aren’t happy.

“We’re disappointed that he’s not here. It’s really his prerogative not to be here,” Tannenbaum said. “The lines of communication will remain open, and we’ll see where we go.”

Not having Revis to start the regular season would be an absolute devastating blow to the Jets. But even money says he’ll be signed within the next two weeks.