The 30-year-old Holmes is owed a $1 million roster bonus on March 13 and Gang Green will save $8.25 million by releasing the retired Florida drug peddler.
Holmes, a cocky and belligerent diva who can’t be trusted on the gridiron or in the streets, has battled foot and hamstring issues since roughly the George W. Bush administration.
Accordingly, after missing all of last offseason’s workouts, Holmes compiled a substandard 23 catches for 456 yards and one touchdown over 11 games in 2013.
In addition to being a dramatically overrated playmaker, Holmes possesses zero leadership qualities and only distracts Gang Green.
Despite having a dearth of weapons and finishing with the league’s 29th ranked offense, New York doesn’t need a man like Holmes polluting their huddle.
Plus, backed by a powerful front seven and potentially owning 10 picks in May’s draft, axing Holmes, Mark Sanchez and Antonio Cromartie will get Gang Green roughly $40 million under the cap.
As the Seahawks proved last month, defense still wins championships and Muhammad Wilkerson is the type of star who can lead New York to their first crown in 45 years.
Provided GM John Idzik does his job, the Jets will have a legitimate opportunity to fly to Super Bowl XLIX next winter at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
No matter what ultimately occurs, Santonio Holmes crashed in the swamps of Jersey and the Jets will be a better unit without him.by