Five years ago, Santonio Holmes had it all. In February 2009, he made one of the most memorable game-winning catches in NFL history, winning the Super Bowl and driving off in something other than a Hyundai, as the game’s MVP. The following season, he generated a career-high 1,248 receiving yards.

And then the wheels came off.

With a four-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy coming on the heels of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s misadventures in Milledgeville, Georgia, Holmes became the scapegoat for a Steelers team gone smei-rogue, with a bargain-basement trade to the Jets.

But it never really clicked for him in New York, even though he did enough in 2010 to finagle a huge contract. A disappointing 2011 season ended with Holmes behaving badly, but the Jets nevertheless keeping him around. In hindsight, they surely wish they hadn’t.

Holmes suffered a serious foot injury in September 2012, and he appeared in only 11 games last year, catching 23 passes for 456 yards.