With the Jets planning on having a special offensive package for cornerback Antonio Cromartie on offense, he told ESPN’s First Take via ProFootballTalk.com that he’s the second best receiver on the New York Jets.
“I think I’d put myself as second,” Cromartie said. “I haven’t really played it in the past four or five years, but I can put myself as the second just with raw ability and talent going out there, I think, me separating and being a more physical guy out there on the outside.”
“Kerley is a more of a slot receiver, he’s a slot guy,” Cromartie said. “Stephen Hill is a younger guy that can get down the field. I think, for me, I can run every single route in the route tree. I’m not going to take anything away from my ability, so when you ask me that question, I’m going to say, yes, I believe I’m one of the best receivers on the football team, next to Santonio Holmes.”
For a guy like Cromartie that has played his entire NFL career as a cornerback, he’s a little too confident in himself as receiver.