The Jets rewarded Santonio Holmes handsomely in 2011 with a $50 million contract, and “captain” status. Coach Ryan made the captain decision, which at the time was odd because normally players vote on the captains. But good old Rex, he will always do it his own way.
How did that work out? I think we know that answer.
2011 for Santonio Holmes could be renamed “the year of the grump”. The Jets brought in Plaxico Burress, which on it’s face was a good move, to assist in the red zone. But, when you look further, trouble was coming. Burress, also a Super Bowl MVP, is know to have a temper when he doesn’t receive the ball. The possibility of not having enough footballs to go around was a realistic possibility.
One that became a reality.
Playing a full 16 games, Santonio Holmes hit career lows in receptions with 51 and yardage with 654. He did record 8 TDs, but is prescence was clearly less significant than the previous year.
And Santonio let us hear about it.