Former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per ESPN source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2014
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting via his verified Twitter account that Antonio Cromartie and the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a one year deal. The monetary specifics on the deal are not out yet but one thing is for sure, this signing is not one which sets well with many Jets fans, myself included. One would have to believe that Rex Ryan is about to explode with the current state of corner’s on the NY Jets roster.
Antonio Cromartie had an off year last year due to a nagging hip injury. HE definitely was not 100% but toughed it out the entire season. He was a cap casualty at the beginning of free agency but most Jets fans, including me, believed that he brought back just at a reduced rate. After seeing every single quality cornerback that was a free agent get locked up by other teams, the Cromartie resigning was one which was a fallback plan in my opinion. Granted last year Cromartie was ranked 103 out of 110 corners in the league, you know that was an anomaly and that it was something physically wrong but you had that safety net of “we can always resign cro for less money.” Now that safety net is none existent. I would not be surprised if Idzik takes a CB in one of the first 3 rounds of the draft. We cannot go into the season with Kyle Wilson & Dee Milliner at corner. Milliner will be fine eventually but Wilson is better suited to cover slot receivers. We need to reinforce the position ASAP. Thankfully, opening day isn’t until September.