Report: Jets are Not Agressively Pursuing Antonio Cromartie

Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) reacts at the line of scrimmage during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Now if this is true, it is an interesting look inside the John Idzik strategy. Take a look at this update from Twitter, earlier today, from Brian Costello, Jets’ beat reporter from the NY Post:


Granted, we know the building is on lockdown, and there aren’t a lot of leaks coming from Jets central. But, if this is true, it seems a bit shocking.

Antonio Cromartie is the only cornerback left that plays the style of corner that Rex needs for his defense. With all of the names that have fallen off the board, we don’t have to review them, what are they going to do if Antonio signs with another team?

Is there someone on the market that we are missing? Is John looking to someone at corner from the draft? Maybe there is a trade coming. Nobody will feel great about going into the season with Kyle Wilson and Dee Milliner as the starting corners. If the Jets don’t bring a corner, we might have Rex looking this:

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  • rell dogg

    He should consider go back to San Diego

  • Jake

    Milliner is pathetic… Made one good play but got abused by 99% of the QB’s… Terrible decision.

  • AC

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but I don’t think Milliner will be pathetic like last year. Its not like he was good for some games early and then fell off. He progressively got better later in the season. I still don’t want him as my #1 CB though. The Jets never should have even gotten rid of Cro if they didn’t plan on spending some of the pile of cash we have on one of the top name CBs. I think Idzik is playing the long game here. We honestly may be stuck with Milliner and Wilson. And then Idzik will draft who he wants, probably in the early rounds. I don’t think Rex’s needs really have anything to do with his plan, and that makes me rethink whether or not he was a good choice at all. If you are going to keep the head coach, as a GM, you should work with him in some personnel decisions. If the year is lost because of a horrible secondary and Rex goes on to coach somewhere else, who is Idzik going to hire? Gary Kubiak? None of the big name guys are gonna come to the Jets in a state of disarray, even if they are fired after next season.