How to keep Cromartie and Revis
-Extend Cromartie 3 years past his current contract. 3 yrs $33 million $14.5 guaranteed $5 million signing bonus. Spread over the remaining 5 years of his contract would be $1 million pro-rated bonus from 2013-2017.
-Turn Cromartie's 2013 $7 million base salary into a bonus and spread it over the remaining 5 years. $1.4 million pro-rated bonus from 2013-2017.
-His pro-rated bonus of $2.3 million from his first contract here would still hit in 2013 and 2014.
His cap hit for 2013 would be $4.7 million, saving $4.8 million on the cap.
-Extend Revis for 6 years $78 million, $40 million guaranteed ($13 million annually would be tops in the NFL for CB). $30 million signing bonus. Spread over the life of the contract is $4.28 million per year from 2013-2019.
-His cap hit for 2013 would rise by $4.28 million.
-Making all of those moves would basically allow the Jets to keep both for the next 5 years and not take any more of a cap hit in 2013 by doing so.
Anyway, that's my theory.