NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — In an otherwise forgettable season, the Jets did get some good news on Wednesday as it was learned that two of the members of their secondary were named to the Pro Bowl.
Corner Antonio Cromartie and safety LaRon Landry were selected as backups. It marked the first time the Jets are sending two defensive backs — and it comes in a year in which star corner Darrelle Revis was lost early in the season with a knee injury.
“When Revis went down, it speaks volumes to what guys took on and made sure everyone was being accountable,” Cromartie said. “And our back end doing what they were supposed to do.”
It’s been a tremendous season for Cromartie as he emerged as one of the NFL’s elite cover corners, shouldering huge responsibilities with Revis sidelined since going down in the first half against Miami back in Week 3.
Last week Cromartie was named Team MVP by the Jets.
Landry is the first Jets safety to go to the Pro Bowl since Erik McMillan went in 1988-89. However, he will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason and could very well have priced himself out of the Jets’ plans for 2013 and beyond.
Left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson is a Pro Bowl second alternate, while center Nick Mangold and kick-returner Joe McKnight are third alternates.
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