Report: Jets On Hook For $7.5M Of Santonio Holmes’ 2013 Salary

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Jets fans, get ready for another season with Santonio Holmes at wide receiver.

Hopefully without the drama.

According to the New York Post, a guarantee kicked in Wednesday on more than half of Holmes’ $11 million salary for 2013 ($7.5 million).

Add that to the $7.75 million already guaranteed for 2012, and the Jets are essentially on the hook for at least $15.25 million over the next two years. The Jets have said publicly that they plan to retain the embattled 27-year-old wideout.

Several New York players have spoken out about about the toxicity in the Jets’ locker room, particularly the relationship between Holmes and quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson said the turmoil was the worst he’d ever seen, something that Jets coach Rex Ryan disagreed with.

“I think it was an isolated incident” Ryan told WFAN’s Mike Francesa last month. “I don’t think it was pervasive throughout the locker room.”

Holmes, who celebrated his new five-year, $45 million contract with the Jets last summer by tweeting a photo of himself chugging a bottle of champagne, was benched in the final minutes against the Dolphins in Week 17.

Ryan said Holmes and Sanchez will get together this offseason to work on their rocky relationship.

“I need to be more involved,” Ryan told Francesa. “More hands-on.”

Holmes had 51 receptions for 654 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011. In his first year with the Jets (2010), Holmes hauled in 52 passes for 746 yards and six touchdowns.

Money aside, do you think Holmes deserves another chance with the Jets? Sound off below…

  • larry lipschit

    MORON…The Steelers gave him away for nothing and thats what he is nothing but a problem.

  • mike dayem

    santonio holmes is not problem for ny jets he good wide receiver he just mad beause mark sanchez did not throw ball to him all season that why they had fight .mark sanchez need go and cut him .we need payton manning he do for let go by colts on march 28 2012 he elite quarterback for ny jets he going make jets going to superbowl if ny jets pick him up .i don’t see mark sanchez elite quarterback for ny jets .rex rayan need make move quick before miami dolphins pick him up .

    • Dres

      You’re not getting Peyton Manning, so get over it.
      Peyton will choose where he wants to go.
      Why would he go to the Jets? Crappy organization, outdoor stadium, diva wide receivers, awful offensive line, New Jersey belongs to his brother Eli.
      You’re stuck with Sanchez.
      Let’s hope this year with “jets west” he accurately learns to throw a ball longer than 21 yards.

  • bigboss2900

    santonio holmes is not problem he good wide receiver he just mad no body throw ball to him .that why ny jets need get new quarterback like payton manning and cut mark sanchez .payton manning is going get cut by colts on march 28 2012 that why ny jets need make move in march get payton manning quick before nfl team pick him up .if ny jets going win superbowl it going be payton manning has a quarterback not mark sanchez beause he not elite quarterback you want on your team .rex rayan wish list is get payton manning on ny jets beat tom brady ps follow me on twiiter .com as bigboss2900

    • FYI

      Einstein, you make it seem so easy.

      you state “ny jets need make move in march get Payton Manning quick before nfl team pick him up”

      Once he’s released, every team in the NFL is clear to sign him, every team. You talk like the Jets are first in line; if they fail, every other team then has a shot.

      Also, Jets fans, smart as they all are, you forget there’s a thing called a payroll cap. The money Payton may be asking for may not fit into the Jets salary cap.

      It’s easier said than done Jets fans, just like that Super Bowl title Rex has promised the last 3 years.

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