The New York Jets and CB Antonio Cromartie agreed to a 4 year deal worth $32 million last night.
The deal, $4 million per year less than Nnamdi Asomugha’s deal with the Philadelphia Eagles and $1.75 million per year less than Johnathan Joseph’s contract with the Houston Texans, provides the Jets with the same CB tandem that took them to the AFC Championship Game last season. With the departure of Brad Smith, the Jets can use Cromartie for kickoffs, something he excelled at last season in the Playoffs.
Receiving interest from the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, Cromartie decided that New York was the place for him.
“They say Cro is back, Cro is back all #GangGreen fans say is Cro…,” Cromartie tweeted on his Twitter page. “I’m on my FLT headed home glad 2 b a JET…let’s go win a Superbowl.”
Cromartie finished last season with 42 tackles and three interceptions.