Trading Cromartie is an intriguing alternative option. While Revis' trade value has never been lower, Cromartie's is just the opposite. Cromartie did an excellent job filling Revis' shoes against No. 1 receivers in the season's final two months, proving he's more than just a second banana in the secondary.
The move has financial merit as well. According to Cimini, trading Cromartie would clear $8.2 million in cap room -- $2.5 million in "dead" money. Dealing Revis will cost the Jets $12 million in dead money (his current cap charge is $9 million).
And then there's the tricky timing element. The Jets would have to re-up with Revis prior to dealing Cromartie, preferably before Cromartie's $2.3 million roster bonus kicks in on March 15. If they deal Cromartie before re-signing Revis, Revis would gain a tremendous amount of leverage.
Moving Cromartie is an option, but it comes with its own set of obstacles.