Peter King of SI.com and NBC confirms that it’s a done deal. Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reports that the Jets gave up a fifth-round draft pick for [Santonio] Holmes, who was the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII. A fifth-round draft pick for a former Super Bowl MVP.
It has not been a good off season, PR-wise for the Steelers, as Ben Roethlisberger is expecting hear more, presumably bad, news today. Per ProFootballTalk.com:
We’re also wondering whether the Steelers pulled the trigger on the deal so quickly because they fear there’s a chance that, come 2:00 p.m. E.T. on Monday, they’ll get another dose of bad news from District Attorney Fred Bright, ESPN’s report on the matter notwithstanding.