Earlier this week, the Broncos offered DRC a six-year, $54 million contract that he declined, according to a Denver Post report. Shortly thereafter, the Broncos made a run at landing Darrelle Revis before signing New England Patriots free-agent cornerback Aqib Talib to a six-year, $57 million deal. The Patriots then signed Revis, leaving DRC as the odd man out.
According to the 'Post, Denver's offer to DRC was not as sexy as the contract Talib signed. The offer made to Rodgers-Cromartie was "essentially a one-year, $10 million guarantee." That's a far cry from the $26 million in guarantees that Talib received, but after DRC talked about retirement during Super Bowl week, it may be one of the best offers he receives.
Meanwhile, DRC has drawn interest from other teams.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rodgers-Cromartie is traveling to New York this weekend to visit with both the Jets and Giants. Though both teams have needs at the cornerback position, DRC is not expected to receive more than what Talib received in Denver.
The NFL is a business, and John Elway is a shrewd business man. If Talib stays healthy, the Broncos will have received an upgrade at corner for just a few million dollars more than was offered to DRC.
UPDATED (9:15 PM): After meeting with the Jets on Saturday, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie did not reach an agreement with the team, and will reportedly visit the Giants tomorrow. The news was reported by Jets reporter, Manish Mehta, who had said earlier in the day that the Jets were hoping to lock up DRC to a contract before he left the building. According to reports from Minnesota ESPN reporter, Darren Wolfson, the Vikings have also shown interest in the former Broncos corner.
Best of luck to you wherever you land, Dominique.
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