as shocking as it was to trade holmes for just a 5th round pick, its amazing how much better this deal keeps looking year after year. being that we essentially replaced him with stud antonio brown, its possibly our best deal of the decade.
It wasn't so long ago that the New York Jets were expected to get rid of wide receiver Santonio Holmes. After the wide receiver was essentially booted off the field by his teammates for quitting in Week 17 of the 2011 season, there was wide speculation that Holmes wouldn't be back in New York.
Holmes and the organization made up in the offseason, largely because Holmes' contract made him too difficult to dump. That's why we'd expect him to remain with the Jets in 2013 despite the serious foot injury that should keep him out for the rest of 2012.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News notes that Holmes is due $7.5 million in guaranteed money next year. That's a sunk cost. Even if the Jets wanted to move on from Holmes after his Lisfranc injury, his contract will likely prevent it from happening.
There's also no chance another team will want to trade for Holmes at that salary coming off an injury. The Jets and Holmes seem stuck together, for better or worse.
The better question here: Will GM Mike Tannenbaum be around to make the final decision on Holmes next offseason?