Maybe everyone has been talking about trading the wrong corner.
Cromartie was one of the Jets' brightest stars in 2012 (for what that's worth) and could command at a draft pick or two. While he would never bring in the haul that Revis would, Cromartie could still require some value while clearing $9 million off the books.
If Gang Green wants to make this move, they need to execute it by March 15th, the day Cromartie's bonus of $2.3 million kicks in.
It won't be easy to deal Cromartie for anything better than a third-round pick, possibly a second, mostly because of his age and his reputation of being a "me" player.
Cromartie will be 29 years old at the beginning of training camp. While that isn't old, it's certainly starting to get toward the average decline age of a cornerback.