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Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:52 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2012 3:43 pm
 
Santonio will hopefully look happier the next time he's in the locker room. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Santonio Holmes was at the center of the disaster that was the Jets 2011 season, repeatedly calling out his offensive line and being blamed for some of the locker room problems. But he's going to remain a Jet for the foreseeable future, as the team now owes him a chunk of guaranteed money for 2011 and 2012.

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We noted back at the beginning of January that Holmes would reportedly be owed an additional $7.5 million of his 2013 contract on the second day of the 2012 league year if he was still on the Jets. As the New York Post reports, since Santonio hasn't been cut as of 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the Jets now owe the wideout $15.25 million, combining his 2012 and 2013 guaranteed figures.

Turns out, Rex Ryan was serious about Holmes coming back.

The Jets could certainly cut Holmes over the next two years; there's nothing stopping them. But doing so would be throwing more than $15 million down the tubes and stripping their roster of their best skill-position player.

Ryan's team faced an unreal amount of turmoil following the 2011 season, as unnamed members of the team called out Mark Sanchez, Brian Schottenheimer left and running back LaDainian Tomlinson pointed the finger at the wide receiver group for some of the problems. Holmes was at the center of all the internal problems.

If he continues along that path, he'll be an absolute waste of money. If Rex Ryan can straighten him out, then the wide receiver can still live up to the monster contract he signed in the 2011 offseason.

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Comments

Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:07 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

Regardless, pay the man... lol



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:00 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

Holmes was never taught honesty or integrity in college...He played for ohio for petes sake.



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

Hey VADER1228 Holmes is one of the best receivers in the league? Really? Is he better than Welker? Is he better than Brandon Marshall? Is he even better than Steveie Johnson? Answer, no. He is not in the top 40 receivers in the league. He takes plays off, he doesn't block. He's slow. Team's with these type of players never win championships. It's a fact. Yes I know the Steelers won with him on the team. But believe me that defense won that Super Bowl. Not his catch which to this day wasn't a catch. The Jets will be at best 6-10 next year. Write it down....It's funny the Giants play in the same building, use the same facilities and still the pitiful Jets can't figure it out.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:56 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

If you want to fix the Jets cut out the biggest cancer first - Rex Ryan. Arrogance, disrespect, and having no clue on how to show some class are examples of behavior that start with him and trickle on down to the team.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:54 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

Having to pay a cancerous baby like holmes is a slap in the face of all NFL athletes. The way he QUIT on his team because he didnt get the ball was a JOKE! I wondered why the Steelers rid themselves of this waste of a human being. 15 million, he is worth 15 bucks.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:48 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

It starts and ends with the coach.  You dont see this "me first" mentality on the patriots or giants! Holmes is a cancer because he is allowed to be.  I cant wait for Rex to predict they will win it this year.  The jets are a joke!



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:47 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

i am shocked that a team with holmes and burress playing and rexie ryan coaching would have any issues at all--this is really stunning



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:19 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

total waste of money. a "me 1st" snob that is a cancer in the locker room. and u wonder why the jets didnt make the playoffs.....its bc u have too many of these guys (and coach) on the same team which equals no team chemistry and complete chaos.



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:56 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

thi is why tx are so expensive.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:56 pm
 

Report: Jets owe Santonio Holmes $15.25 M now

You people that think this sinks the Jets are clueles. Holmes is one of the better WR in the league, he is a fierce competitor and was frustrated like the rest of us. The bottom line is we need a new right tackle, a blocking & catching combo of a TE and that is just on offense. With Shotty gone the predictability hopefully goes with him. 
Now on the other side of the ball we must resign Pouha our nose tackle. We need a real safety that is smart enough to learn the schemes and call things out like Leonard did but not get smoked all the time like Leonard did. Hoping to get the kid from Alabama. I think we need a speedy linebacker that leaves it all on the field. Last and especially not least the NY Jets need a pass rusher. Not sure who will be back out of the expired contract guys but Mavin seemed to fire it up for a while.
Did I mention a CAPABLE back up to Mark Sanchez, someone we can put in the game and not fear one hit and he is dead. If by some miracle we can get Peyton, first priority upgrade that offensive line. Bye Bye Wayne Hunter !!!


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