Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was the odd man out in the game of cornerback musical chairs that got Aqib Talib and Darrelle Revis paid a lot of money.
DRC managed a decent consolation prize, by pitting the Jets against the Giants. For now, though, it’s impossible to know just how much Rodgers-Cromartie will get.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News pegged the amount at $35 million over five years. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it’s $39 million over five years.
Whatever it is (and we’ll break it all down when the contract is filed), it’s much less than what Rodgers-Cromartie could have gotten if he’d gotten a deal done with the Broncos last week.
For the Jets, it could mean that they’ll have to bring a non-hyphenated Cromartie — Antonio — back to the team.