Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Better value: Holmes or Marshall?
Within the span of three days, the AFC East has added two dangerous receivers with off-field issues.
Who got the better value?
I'm not asking you to name the better receiver. I'd like you to consider what the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins gave up to acquire Santonio Holmes and Brandon Marshall and everything they bring beyond their talents.
Take a look at the breakdown and jot your thoughts in the comments section.
- Price: fifth-round pick in this year's draft.
- Honors: MVP of Super Bowl XLIII.
- Last year with Pittsburgh: 79 receptions, 1,248 yards, five touchdowns.
- Three-year average: 62 receptions, 1,004 yards, six touchdowns.
- Contract status: Entering the final year of the five-year deal he signed as a rookie. Jets would like to re-sign him if he proves himself.
- Problems: Will open the season with a four-game suspension for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. He has been arrested for domestic violence and is being sued after allegedly striking a woman with a glass last month at a club.
- Price: second-round pick in this year's draft and reportedly a second-round pick in 2011.
- Honors: Two-time Pro Bowler.
- Last year with Denver: 101 receptions, 1,120 yards, 10 touchdowns.
- Three-year average: 102 receptions, 1,237 yards, eight touchdowns.
- Contract status: Signed an extension with the Dolphins for four years, $47.5 million.
- Problems: Served a one-game suspension in 2008 for repeated misbehavior (DUI, domestic violence, et al). Suspension originally was for three games but reduced on appeal.