Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) is unable to catch a pass in the end zone against Oakland Raiders cornerback Phillip Adams (28) in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Free Agent Watch 2014: Santonio Holmes to Fill Need in Kansas City?

Things are heating up in the NFL rumor mill and this is getting fun. Chiefs fans say there’s a hole at wide receiver. Could nine-year veteran receiver Santonio Holmes make an impact in Kansas City in head coach Andy Reid’s system? Though Holmes has played the last four years under Rex Ryan with the New York Jets, it looks like his time is limited in the Big Apple.


Holmes has had a rough go of it in New York, being brought in to be the top receiving target for maligned quarterback Mark Sanchez and then “the golden child” Geno Smith last season. However, Holmes never really lived up to that expectation, never having better than a 700-yard, six-touchdown season, which he achieved in 2010, his first year with the Jets.

Holmes is due a roster bonus of $1 million on March 13 and then is scheduled to make $8.25 million this year with the Jets. Based on his contribution to the team, you can see why Woody Johnson and the crew in New York are ready to cut ties with the once-speedy receiver.

What do you think, Addicts? Holmes to Kansas City or pass? Sound off below.

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  • mnelson52

    The last couple years his play has declined, We have that type player now at a cheaper price. I say no to Holmes

  • Chris Wolfley

    I’d give him a shot. He hasn’t had a QB to really throw to him. I wouldn’t give him 8 mil or anything like that. He’ll probably command in the 3 mil range until he can prove himself as a receiver again. He could be another Donnie Avery, or he could be the kind of receiver we’re looking for to compliment Bowe. If he’s still got the kind of skills at WR that he had when Roethlisberger was throwing to him, it could be a bargain.

    • micah stephenson

      I wouldn’t. he is garbage and part the reason they QBs have not looked good.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    He hasn’t been himself since 2011. I’ll pass on Holmes.

  • thabear04

    No pass on him. Might as well bring back Bobby Sippio back.

    • Troy Utt

      Funny how Hard Knocks made it look as tho Sippio could catch everything from a wadded sock, to a loaf of bread… Yet the game still eluded him!

  • Troy Utt

    Ummm NO! As badly as kC needs another option at WR the very last thing we need is one that comes w/a surgeons general warning! No doubt on a short-term deal Holmes would be on his best behavior to start, but cancer is cancer & thats the last thing the Chiefs need in the locker-room or on the side line!
    Not to mention unless he comes to some form of quick realization the kind of cap number he is going to be looking for, absolutely is not going to happen in KC!!!

  • micah stephenson

    Hell knaw! He ain’t been beep sinse he left pitt. Noway!!! I pass.

  • Josh Landers


  • Lyle Graversen

    The only way I’d take him would be if he got no offers in FA and had to eat some humble pie and sign a 1 year deal to prove himself. A cheap and hungry Holmes I would take. If we had to out bid other teams, no way.

  • Tristian

    Id say no but what if the chiefs dont like what they see on thier roster at the start of training camp by way of draft and free agency? Then I think they take a look and make it incentive laden so if he is a cancer we cut him without it hurting our cap

  • Rich Cooper

    Pass. I don’t want 7-10 years vets on the decline to be counted on to impact this offense. If it’s as a no 4 or 5 fine, but no way as a starter. This Draft is packed and we need to take two wrs at a minimum. We need new blood at wr. Speed and play makers. Period.

  • tgaletti

    Locker room cancer, he is not needed !!!!