The New York Jets’ “extreme interest” in Antonio Cromartie should be consummated soon.
Fox’s Jay Glazer reports that New York is on the verge of a trade that would send a second or third-round pick in 2011 to the Chargers for the troubled Chargers cornerback.
(And in the time it took to write this, ESPN’s Adam Schefter says it’s a done deal. A 2011 third-round pick will go to the Chargers. It could turn into a second-round pick.)
Rex Ryan undoubtedly loves Cromartie’s physical skills, but he’ll have to help him cover consistently. Cromartie will get plenty of targets playing opposite Revis Island.
Schefter says Cromartie will not get a new deal as part of the trade. He’s entering a contract year.