We’ve written more than once this offseason that the Jets should do what they can to retain Santonio Holmes, and not bother keeping Braylon Edwards, even if Holmes costs more. (As he should.)
One potential issue with this plan: Holmes was upset with his usage following the AFC Championship and was still talking about it as late as April. Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer doesn’t believe that will be a problem in free agency.
“We left on good terms,” Schottenheimer told Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, saying that he smoothed things over with Holmes.
Ultimately, money talks. We can talk about scheme fits, personality issues, and chances to win a title as free agency factors all we want, but the team that offers the most money gets the player. Simple.
A big long-term deal is the real way to smooth things over with Holmes.