During an interview on WHD radio, Chiefs running back Priest Holmes made it clear that he is looking for an improved contract. Holmes has emerged as the league’s most dynamic back, but is still working under the contract he signed two seasons ago when he came to Kansas City as a free agent when Baltimore didn’t want him. Averaging just $1.6 million per year, that contract still has three years left. Holmes said, "But you definitely need to show each individual their respect. You have to show that you're a team that's going to pay a guy so you'll have more guys wanting to improve and play at the top of their game so they can get paid. Hey, I'll take some of the parking money. We can sell some extra Cokes in the stadium.”
Considering that Holmes leads the league in yards from scrimmage over the past two years, he is severely underpaid. But Chiefs’ GM has recently signed receivers Dante Hall and Eddie Kennison to ridiculously inflated deals, and may not be able to improve Holmes’ contract. For whatever its worth, Holmes is considered by many to be one of the league’s “good guys”, so a protracted holdout seems unlikely.
We all know Holmes is worth more money, but he signed a contract and now wants more.
What do you guys think of this, would you pay him more ? or stick to the contract and risk losing him at the end of it.