Revis wants Cromartie back

By Marc A. Greenberg

With the impending free agency of New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie, count fellow CB Darrelle Revis as someone that wants to see Cromartie re-signed.

“It will be very important, we need him,” said Revis, who signed a four-year, $46 million contract last September. “(Cromartie) has made a lot of plays for us. … He’s a great corner,” Revis told’s Rich Cimini.

All that Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum would say so far is that Cromartie “had a good year for us on the field.” That doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement.

The Jets acquired Cromartie in a trade last March, giving up a second-round pick to the San Diego Chargers.

For what it’s worth, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward thinks highly of the tandem. On Wednesday, Steelers WR Hines Ward was asked if the Green Bay Packers have the best secondary he’s faced this season.

“No, the New York Jets had the best tandem,” Ward said. “The Packers, no disrespect to them, the do have a great secondary, but I think (Darrelle) Revis and (Antonio) Cromartie, those two cornerbacks — I don’t know what your opinion is, but they’re the best tandem of cornerbacks out there.”