Report: Jets are Not Agressively Pursuing Antonio Cromartie

By Alan Schechter

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:

League source on Jets: “Don’t count on them getting Cromartie. They’re not being very aggressive.” #nyj

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 18, 2014

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: