The Jets parted ways with Antonio Cromartie just days before before his $5 million roster bonus came due, and they no doubt have a plan in place to replace him. But three days into free agency, some of the biggest names on the market for cornerbacks—Alterraun Verner, Vontae Davis, Aqib Talib, Captain Munnerlyn, some dude named Revis—have already been scooped up by other teams. So what's left?
This was a deep market for corners, so even though many of the items locked behind the glass have all been bought, there are still a number of quality options for sale behind the counter. Some seem to be much better than others, but none are going to force general manager John Idzik to bust his budget.
Let's take a peek, shall we?
10. Cortland Finnegan, Rams
His two seasons in St. Louis have been widely panned as terrible. Stock has fallen dramatically since he was with the Titans.
9. Chris Cook, Vikings
The kind of big, physical corner the Jets like, but has a history of off-field problems.
8. Carlos Rogers, 49ers
His skills have been declining of late, so maybe not the best option for the Jets.
7. Champ Bailey, Broncos
Man, he didn't look so great in the Super Bowl, did he? Bailey's had a wonderful career, but he'll be 36 in June.
6. Brandon Browner, Seahawks
Must serve a four-game suspension to start season and is still slated to visit several teams not named the Jets.
5. Tarell Brown, 49ers
Injuries toward the end of the season cost him a starting job. Pro Football Focus called him a "capable number two."
4. Charles Tillman, Bears
Slowed by age (he just turned 33) and coming off a triceps injury, Tillman doesn't seem to be what the Jets are looking for.
3. Walter Thurmond, Seahawks
Has skills to play press coverage. Would Jets hold last season's four-game suspension for substance abuse against him?
2. Antonio Cromartie, Jets
Cro's still available! He visited the Cardinals on Thursday, but still no deal, so ... maybe?
1. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Broncos
Cro's cousin rebounded in a big way after a disastrous two seasons with the Eagles.