So here is what I am seeing on the board: a sizeable collection of fans arguing that it is OK Holmes is bringing back almost the same roster from a 3-win team because the contracts were “too high,” and that they should wait until next year. I understand why people feel that way, and I am not arguing the validity of that feeling.
That said, here are my questions: Do you really expect deals to be similar/better next offseason when the salary cap is supposed to increase dramatically? Aren’t agents/players just going to scale their demands higher based on the cap increase? Aren’t the free agent WR deals next year going to make this year’s look way better?
If you are one of those people described in the opening paragraph, what is your reasonable expectation for Holmes–is he supposed to build entirely through the draft? In today’s NFL, can a GM even get enough time to go that route?