The Jets secondary is going to have a familiar look to it this season.
According to multiple reports, cornerback Antonio Cromartie has signed a four-year deal with the Jets a little more than a year after the team released him while cleaning up a messy salary cap. The deal is reportedly worth $32 million, which was the same total value of the deal he signed with the team and failed to see out in 2011.
The move fulfills Darrelle Revis’s desire to play “Batman and Robin” with his running mate from 2010-2012 while also reuniting Cromartie with Jets coach and former Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
Cromartie landed in Arizona after his release last season and put together a strong season in Bowles’s attacking scheme. With Revis at the other corner and Buster Skrine signed to make the cornerback group a deep one, the Jets figure to deploy their defense in a similar style in 2015.
The Cowboys and Cardinals were also thought to be in the hunt for Cromartie, but the veteran made little secret of his interest in returning to New Jersey this year. He’s followed through on it and one of the Jets’ biggest defensive weaknesses in 2014 now looks like it will be a strength this time around.