Darrelle Revis' former partner in the New York Jets' secondary summed up his feelings on the team's pending trade of the All-Pro cornerback in two words: "It sucks," Antonio Cromartie told the New York Daily News.
After months of speculation, the Jets agreed to trade Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, pending a physical.
Cromartie, who formed one of the NFL's top cornerback tandems with Revis in 2010 and '11, lamented the move shortly after it was announced.
From the Daily News' Manish Mehta:
“It sucks. That’s my reaction: It sucks,” Cromartie told the News. “Losing a guy like that just sucks. A leader in the locker room, a leader in the classroom, a leader on the field. A great playmaker on the field. It just sucks losing a guy like that.”
“I’m surprised really, to tell you the truth,” Cromartie added. “I’m surprised more so than anything.”
“I know it’s a business… but I don’t even have a reaction now,” Cromartie said. “I don’t even know what to say…. I was thinking last year when I saw him that it was going to be the both of us (on the Jets) for a long time. But I understand the business standpoint of it.”