I was thinking that, as the Jets try to sort through the ways to fit a proper roster under whatever salary cap emerges from a future collective bargaining agreement, that there might be a creative solution for dealing with Antonio Cromartie. We know that Cromartie would like to get paid more than $6 million a year, and the Jets could not possibly pay him in that range moving forward - particularly if they wish to have some proper wideouts on the other side of the ball. My solution is, perhaps we could take advantage of some of Cromartie's other talents, besides those of being a cover corner. I propose a deal such as the following: Pay Cro something like $4-5 million a year as a corner, plus, we could use his other great skill, and use him as a breeder to help staff the Jets Secondary for the years 2030-2040. Possibly give Cro an incentive bonus of, say $100K for each male child he sires, and add further bonus payments as each of these kids works their way into Pee Wee, HS, and College Football, and then a bigger bonus yet (say, $1 Million a piece) for each of these Cromartie kids that comes out of college and signs with the Jets.
This way, given his past record of performance, Cromartie's income potential is almost limitless, and the additional payments made to Cromartie for his performance as CB sire, would not count against the cap.