By Glenn Naughton
On a day in which Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets brought back six time pro-bowler Darrelle Revis just hours after scooping up former Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine, one may have expected the team to look away from the cornerback position to address other areas of need. As it turns out, that assumption would be wrong.
Brian Costello of the New York Post is reporting that even with yesterday’s additions, the Jets are still engaged in talks with former Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
The Revis deal does not mean the Jets are not still interested in signing Antonio Cromartie. The sides are still talking, per source. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 11, 2015
Should the Jets come to terms with Cromartie, it would undoubtedly represent one of the most dramatic roster overhauls in team history as they would be locking up two of the league’s best cover men. After a season in which the Jets cornerback play was among the worst in the NFL, morphing into one of the league’s best just one year later is not at all out of the question.
A chance to field a group consisting of Revis, Cromartie, Skrine, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle and Marcus Williams and/or Darrin Walls would dwarf last year’s corners, made up of Walls, Williams, Antonio Allen, Kyle Wilson, Phillip Adams and Josh Thomas, as well as an injured Milliner who appeared in just 3 games.
Cromartie has expressed a desire to return to the Jets both publicly and privately as he and his family kept their New Jersey home even after moving to Arizona last season.
The cornerback has stated that the Jets are among the three teams he’s considring, with the Cowboys and Cardinals also in the running