Jets safety LaRon Landry and cornerback Antonio Cromartie have been named to the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster. Both players are listed as backups, according to the NFl’s official website.
Left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson was named second alternate, and center Nick Mangold and running back Joe McKnight were named third alternates.
Landry is the first Jets safety selected for the Pro Bowl in 23 years — the last Jets safety to earn a selection was Erik McMillan in the 1988-89 seasons.
It is Landry’s first Pro Bowl selection.
Given this announcement, i’s hard to imagine the Jets find a way to keep Landry on the roster next year. The safety has admitted that he is looking for a lucrative long-term deal and with the Jets tight cap situation, it seems unlikely they will be able to offer him the kind of contract he is seeking.
Antonio Cromartie earned his second Pro Bowl nod — his last selection was in 2007 when he was a San Diego Charger. Given Cromartie’s outstanding performance this season – particularly in the absence of Darrelle Revis, it seemed to be a given he would earn his second nod.
The Pro Bowl will be held on January 27th in Honolulu, Hawaii.