Priest Holmes: Could Split Carries with Larry Johnson Next Season
RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
Friday, January 7, 2005
Update: GM Carl Peterson fully expects Holmes to return for the 2005 season, though he would like to see Holmes split time with Larry Johnson, the Chiefs' Web site reports.
Recommendation: Peterson sounds convinced that a contract bonus will help make Holmes' decision whether to retire an easy one. "We signed Priest Holmes two years ago and, in fact, have his option bonus this year," Peterson said. "The option bonus is the second part of the signing bonus. It's $10 million dollars. If the player wants to retire then he's required to pay the unearned portion of the signing bonus. I think when Priest Holmes signed his contract he knew that and knows that today. He has no intention whatsoever of retiring. I'm hopeful, and I'm going to say something that Dick and I haven't discussed yet, that Larry Johnson can take some of the load off Priest next year by carrying the job. I'm pretty excited about having Larry Johnson and Priest Holmes in the backfield with an offensive line where three guys are going to the Pro Bowl."