Stop me if you've heard this before. Santonio Holmes is looking for a job, and thinks a return to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization would be a good fit.
Yes, the former Steelers wideout is currently unemployed and looking for a job, and per Kirk Larrabee of 247sports, during an interview for SI Now Holmes said he feels a return to Pittsburgh wouldn't be out of the question. He also spoke in the third person, but Steelers fans shouldn't really be shocked by that simple fact in the interview.
"It baffles me a little to know I'm not part of an organization," Holmes said, and when asked to sell himself to NFL teams who might be looking for a veteran receiver, he said, "Santonio Holmes is in shape, he's taken two years off. He's trained, he's rehabbed for over two years. He's gotten stronger. He's mentally prepared. He's ready to give it a shot, and he's willing to work for any team and organization that's willing to take me on and understand that I have an image to uphold, which is to be the greatest to ever played this game. And only opportunities come with being the greatest."
When asked which team he would prefer to play for in 2015, his answer was simple and concise. He wanted to return to the team he won Super Bowl 43 with, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"With all due respect, I enjoyed the organization, I enjoyed the players, the camaraderie, the teammates, the fans in Pittsburgh for giving me an opportunity to play for them first and foremost," Holmes said. "And to get an opportunity to play for them again, would be a complete career for me, despite being traded. And now, with an opportunity to come back, I would love nothing else but to finish my career with the Steelers, but the opportunity has to come from the man upstairs and the Rooneys."
A Holmes return would be a stretch considering the Steelers' current wide receiver depth chart. It would be a long shot for Holmes to even make the roster with Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant primed for another stellar season. However, with the release of Lance Moore the team could be looking for a veteran wide receiver to fill the void and compete in training camp for the 4th wide receiver position.
Will Holmes be granted his wish of a return to the Steelers? Only time will tell, but if I were a betting man, I would bet against it.