Yesterday the Chicago Bears signed former Super bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes to a one-year deal.
The move gives the Bears more depth at what may already have been their strongest position on the roster, but the big question is just how much does Holmes have left in the tank?
It wasn’t too long ago that Holmes was averaging about 800 receiving yards per season and hauling in at least five or six touchdowns. The last several years his numbers have dropped off, but that has more to do with poor quarterback play than any fault on Holmes’ part.
Since leaving the Steelers Holmes has had the likes of Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith throwing him the ball, which is quite a dropoff from Ben Roethlisberger. Last season with the Jets he only scored one touchdown but did average a career high 19.8 yards per catch. In my humble opinion Holmes still has plenty to give, especially in a situation where he won’t see any double teams.
Have a look at this highlight reel of Holmes:
2009 may have been a while ago, but Holmes just turned 30 in March and there’s no reason to believe he can’t be a meaningful contributor for the Bears.