Should He Stay, Or Should He Go?

The Jets need to make sure they keep some of their key free agents in place, but which ones?

The Jets face some challenges once free agency rolls around at the end of the lockout…whenever that is.

Welcome to the first installment of "Should He Stay, Or Should He Go?" as the staff takes a look at the different free agents on the Jets and whether they should be with the team this next football season.

First up on the agenda, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. A whipping boy early in the season, the wildly athletic Cromartie paid dividends in the playoffs with some solid performances.

The question now stands: Antonio Cromartie – Should He Stay, Or Should He Go?

Kristian R. Dyer: Cromartie came to the Jets last year for a conditional pick and in my opinion, what became a second round pick in this past NFL Draft ended up being a steal for the team. He's the ideal cornerback to play opposite Darrelle Revis and his size makes him a tough one to throw over. While not an elite cornerback, he's still a top 10 caliber player at his position and should be a top priority for the Jets; he just fits into the system too well and is a good value for the Jets.

Dan Feuerstein: Is still capable to cover some of the best WR's in the league and has stepped it up when asked to play a different position or to join special teams when your main weapon on kickoff returns is out with an injury. I keep him.

Denis Gorman: Perhaps the most physically gifted athlete on the Jets. Cromartie's biggest contribution to the Jets was his late fourth quarter kickoff return in the AFC Wild Card Game win over the Colts. He is not an elite corner, but if GM Mike Tannenbaum can figure a way to finagle shutdown corner Nnamdi Asomuga from Oakland, Cromartie could be shifted to free safety. A secondary of Darrelle Revis, Asomuga, Cromartie and Jim Leonhard, along with Kyle Wilson and Brodney Pool, would be the NFL's best.

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