Deals are worked out between players and usually not made public, but if the report is accurate, Barron received a healthy payment to switch to No. 23 in May.
Revis wore No. 24 during a six-year career with the New York Jets that included four Pro Bowl appearances and three All-Pro mentions. The
traded for him April 21, and Revis received a six-year, $96 million deal.
So yes, he could afford to offer a figure too good for Barron to refuse.
This is not the first time teammates have swapped dollars for digits.
In 2004, Washington Redskins running back
made an agreement to pay safety
$40,000 for No. 26. Ohalete later sued after Portis allegedly paid only half of the sum. They eventually reached an $18,000 settlement.
New England Patriots
wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (now
), reportedly was open to offer anything to tight end
for No. 85. Hernandez ended up giving Ochocinco the number for free as a welcome-to-the-team gift, though the wide receiver joked that he might offer Hernandez some leftover McDonald's coupons.