New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes met with the members of the New York Media Wednesday where he started making his case for the Jets to keep him. When asked if he would consider a pay cut, he replied with “anything for the team”.
What might be in the best interest for the team, in my opinion, is for Holmes to move on.
Would Santonio Holmes accept another pay cut this offseason if team approached him? Holmes: “Anything for the team.” #nyj12/18/13, 3:22 PM
Now Holmes could be saying the right things because he really means it and really wants to stay with the Jets, or he’s showing and saying the right things so that he still remains attractive for another team. Let’s face it, Holmes hasn’t been productive like he has in previous years, and still doesn’t seem to be 100% healthy all season dealing with his foot injury and hamstring.
He was very clutch in 2010 winning single handily 5 games.
He’s been known to say things about opponents that have put his quotes on their bulletin boards (see last week).
Some of his actions (in Pittsburgh) and with the Jets have rubbed people the wrong way
When a player is known to be abrasive, teams and fans tend to deal with it as long as the player is still productive. I think a lot of fans put up with Holmes but as his production has dropped, his salary has increased, and his attitude continues, some fans have had enough.
With what the Jets are paying, even Santonio knows that he’s being overpaid for the production he’s putting out on the field, hence the reason he’s stating that he wants to remain with the team and is willing to take a cut.
Holmes on playing for Rex: “I would love to play for him for the next couple years and even retire here, he and I both.”
12/18/13, 3:38 PM
The Jets are in rebuilding mode, and I think they need to move on from Holmes. What do you think? Keep him or fire him?