LaRon Landry signed a one year deal with the New York Jets after battling injuries through out his career. Many view “contract years” as a time when a player over performs in effort to get a new deal and by taking a one year deal Landry was betting on himself.
And did he ever come through. He was elected to the Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games and should be a hot commodity on the free agent market, if your favorite team can afford him. He is looking for a long term deal averaging $6 million a year as Rich Cimini of ESPN reported.
Well that brings up issues for the Jets who are battling cap issues and have cap related decisions to make. Specifically within their high priced secondary. Darrelle Revis who is coming off an injury is due a roster bonus of $1 million in mid March. A few days before that Cromartie receives a $2.3 million bonus. Revis will get 3 total $1 million bonuses and earn $6 million in 2013 and shockingly somehow Cromartie will make $3.5 million more than that.
That just shows how the Jets front office needs help desperately. But that has to upset Revis as well.
The easy solution is to get rid of Cromartie to appease Revis and try and keep Landry.