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Jets go crazy for Holmes

Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:01 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 12:15 pm

Are the New York Jets crazy?

They give Santonio Holmes, a receiver who has had more than 55 catches just once in his career, is one failed drug test away from a possible year-long suspension by the league, a contract that will pay him $50 million with $24 million in guaranteed money.

That $24 million, if true, is the most ever for a receiver. What?

This guy hasn't finished in the top-10 in catches in a season yet in his career. The Steelers were so turned off by him that they traded him for a fifth-round pick last summer.  The Steelers tired of his off-field issues, one of which led to a four-game suspension to start the 2010 season with the Jets.

Holmes is a nice player. And he has speed. Plus, Mark Sanchez loves him. But isn't that a lot of money for a risky player, who you wouldn't even consider a top-10 receiver in the NFL?

I can't imagine there was a great market for him -- which is why I always felt he would go back to the Jets --because of all the baggage. So somebody please explain the money to me.

Last time I checked, this wasn't Al Toon or Don Maynard we are talking about.


Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:15 pm

Jets go crazy for Holmes

Please proof-read your work. One of those paragraphs is just a mess.. I agree with your assessment though.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:11 pm

Jets go crazy for Holmes

There is no explanation. Maybe panicky about the upcoming mad rush? I don't like the jets though so good for them spending so much on an overrated player.

Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:04 pm

Jets go cray for Holmes

Prisco your a bum. Never accurate in your reporting and im sure arent worth your salary but it is what it is. Holmes is valuable to the Jets and they couldnt afford to lose him.

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