Antonio Cromartie will be in Hawaii on January 26. The Jets’ cornerback will take the place of Patriots star Aqib Talib, who injured his knee in the AFC Championship Game against the Broncos on Sunday.
“I think I am,” the veteran said. “Just because my cap number is very high. And I had one of the worst seasons of my career this past year. I was banged up. I got hurt in Week 2, but that’s not an excuse.”
As far as Antonio Cromartie is concerned, Jets general manager John Idzik should not be putting too much effort into looking for a quarterback this offseason. That’s because Cromartie sees Geno Smith as the present and future of the franchise.
Antonio Cromartie has started a movement to make sure he remains with the Jets for the rest of his career. He’s doing it because he’s honestly fearful the team may not want him next season.
Following the Jets’ 20-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins, Jets owner Woody Johnson announced that head coach Rex Ryan will return in 2014.
According to an NFL executive, the Jets will likely opt to bring back Rex Ryan. Neither general manager John Idzik nor owner Woody Johnson have commented on the head coach’s job security.
If Rex Ryan knows what his future holds with the New York Jets, he’s not letting on. Ryan was loose and playful after the Jets’ final full practice Friday, appearing anything but a coach on the hot seat.
Antonio Cromartie says he’s “definitely” open to restructuring his contract to assure his return next season, and adds he’d like to retire someday as a member of the New York Jets.
The Jets coach said this week he’s talked at length to his brother Rob, defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, about stopping Cam Newton and the Panthers.
Antonio Cromartie has his sights set on playing Sunday. Now, it’s up to the doctors.
“I don’t know. We’ll see,” coach Rex Ryan said. “Obviously, we’d like to get him out here if he can play and can be effective.”
It was uncertain exactly when Cromartie was hurt, but he and teammate Ed Reed smacked into each other while trying to defend a pass to Rod Streater in the third quarter Sunday.
All three warmed up about two hours before kickoff, with general manager John Idzik watching.
The winner Sunday will walk out of MetLife Stadium with its postseason hopes still intact.
Cromartie hopes to play in the New York Jets’ game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.