Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com expects the Jets to cut quarterback Mark Sanchez, cornerback Antonio Cromartie and wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
The Jets are likely to dump three big contracts before the March 11 start to free agency — wide receiver Santonio Holmes ($10.8 million cap charge), quarterback Mark Sanchez ($13.1 million) and cornerback Antonio Cromartie ($15 million). By cutting those three players, the Jets would create $26.1 million in additional cap room, putting them more than $40 million under the salary cap. There probably will be interest in re-signing Cromartie for a lesser amount.
I agree that Holmes and Sanchez need to go, but i would try to figure out a way to keep Cromartie.