March 12th, 2015, 09:34 AM
I don't think they can afford both.
At $3.5MM Cromartie was a relative bargain last year.The Jets should have signed him than - and I said so a the time. He was coming off a sub-par season marked by a painful hip injury that effected his ability to pivot in coverage. It clearly had an impact on his 2013 play.
In contrast he had a very solid 2014 and will likely bring in between $6-7MM per year for 2-3 years. . He is 31, but in excellent shape, is still one of the fastest corners in a league and has demonstrated he can play press well - an increasingly demanded method because of an increasing reliance on inventive blitz schemes.
I just don't think the Jets want to lock up that much cap space in corners when they need so much help elsewhere. They need help at RB, guard, more depth at corner and safety, a LB and another receiver. Plus ,the will probably drop another 4-5MIL on a Fitzpatrick. I don't think they will get or go after Mariota, but if they do, even the rookie contract for a 1st rounder is significant.
I would love to have him though. He is great skills.
Last edited by eddhead; March 12th, 2015 at 09:41 AM.
March 12th, 2015, 04:07 PM
... or I could be mistaken
This defense has suddenly become very good
Jets sign Cromartie for 4 years, at least $32M
January 4th, 2016, 03:26 PM
I am so over this team....