Torry Holt Signs With Jacksonville

Former NC State standout and NFL stalwart Torry Holt has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for thirteen million dollars over three years. At one time, he’d stated publicly that he would like to play for the Carolina Panthers, but unfortunately either the team had no place for him or they are still paralyzed from a salary cap standpoint by Julius Pepper’s franchise tag and trade demands.

Seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Torry Holt agreed to terms Monday on a three-year contract with the Jaguars worth $13 million, which can reach $20 million with incentives.

While the acquisition of Holt should reduce the need for the Jaguars to use the No. 8 pick in the draft on a receiver, the team could still choose to go that route because they are thin at the position

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21 Responses to Torry Holt Signs With Jacksonville

  1. Packman02 04/21/2009 at 2:37 PM #

    ^ Good (no, GREAT) for Torry – class guy, certain Hall of Famer. Is Holt a golfer? (think so, the Holt brothers host a charity golf event in NC, right?) – I’m sure the proximity of JAX to Ponte Vedra had absolutely no bearing on his decision.

    Would love to have him here in Charlotte. Thanks for the whiff, Marty Hurney!

  2. Alpha Wolf 04/21/2009 at 2:39 PM #

    Holt’s tournament used to be at Crooked Creek in Fuquay but I think it is now at Brier Creek up in Raleigh. Hopefully it ends up at the Lonnie Poole NCSU course that will open soon.

  3. Packman02 04/21/2009 at 2:53 PM #

    Football related:

    More love for Andre Brown (Fifth best RB prospect, per CNNSI), with the ‘will be big time if he can stay healthy’ caveat.

    Nonetheless, I’m loving the positivity surrounding Brown – YET ANOTHER sign the FB program is moving right along…

    ^ Also, ditto on the Lonnie Poole venue idea, Alpha.

  4. Noah 04/21/2009 at 2:55 PM #

    They were talking about Holt on NFL network today and mentioned him as a future HOFer. I’m trying to remember…do we have anyone in the NFL HOF?

    Gabriel isn’t (I think he’s in the College HOF). Ted Brown isn’t (but is in the NC Sports HOF). Is Jim Ritcher?

  5. old13 04/21/2009 at 2:59 PM #


  6. old13 04/21/2009 at 3:00 PM #

    NFL HOF by school – none from NCSU:

  7. Gene 04/21/2009 at 3:14 PM #

    Good (no, GREAT) for Torry – class guy, certain Hall of Famer.

    Hall of Fame voting is fickle and inconsistent at best. A handful of guys are locks, but I wouldn’t put Holt in that catagory, unless he hangs around long enough to eclipse 17,000 yards receiving, at the minimum and has a 1,000 catches.

    With the gaudy offensive numbers players are putting up QB’s with 40,000 yards passing and close to 300 TD’s, i.e. Drew Bledsoe and Vinny Testavarde, aren’t going to be in the Hall of Fame. Running backs with 10,000 or better yards aren’t locks for the Hall of Fame anymore.

    Holt’s numbers were good, but the past few years they suffered as the Ram’s teams he played on slipped. Unless he gets back to a 1,000+ yards receiving a year for the next 3-4 years, he’ll not have a shot at getting in, in my opinion and even if he becomes productive again, it’ll be toss up.

    Playing opposit Isaac Bruce, who has somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 yards receiving in his career and is arguably a Hall of Famer as well, may also have people question how good Holt is (was) without Bruce, since Holt’s productivity and the Ram’s overall success, went down without Bruce.

  8. Noah 04/21/2009 at 3:14 PM #

    Oh, cool. I didn’t even think to look there. Thank you.

  9. Noah 04/21/2009 at 3:15 PM #

    Amazing that Marshall has as many members as Florida and Florida State.

  10. Trout 04/21/2009 at 3:22 PM #

    I think Torry will make the HOF, but the competition from players of the same era is tough:

    Holt (entering 11th season): 869 receptions, 12,660 yards, 74 TDs
    Bruce (entering 16th season): 1003 receptions, 14944 yards, 91 TDs
    Harrison (finished 13th season): 1102 receptions, 14,580 yards, 128 TDs
    Owens (entering 14th season): 951 receptions, 14,122 yards, 139 TDs
    Moss (entering 12 season): 843 receptions, 13,201 yards, 135 TDs

    If Holt can finish the 3 years of the contract, he should get over 1000 receptions. Only 5 players (Rice, Carter, Brown, Harrison, Bruce) have ever done that (soon to be 6 – Owens should join the club this year)

  11. Packman02 04/21/2009 at 3:39 PM #

    Another tangent, but football related and too good to go unnoticed…




    One noticable omission, huh…

    Worth noting that this list was compliled by Tom Dienhart who has evidenced his appreciation for what TOB does on several occasions…

  12. Noah 04/21/2009 at 3:41 PM #

    Holt, Harrison, and Bruce are all HOFers, IMO.

    Owens has destroyed every team he’s signed with and drops as many as he catches.

    Moss is PROBABLY a HOFer.

  13. Noah 04/21/2009 at 3:42 PM #

    Re the coaching list, Rich Rodriguez being listed ahead of Jim Tressel struck me as a little odd.

  14. Packman02 04/21/2009 at 3:46 PM #

    ^ Noah – I see your point about Rich Rod…not sure that I agree with that either (even taking WVU success into account – ahead of Tressel?).

    Also interesting is Kirk Ferentz’s #5 ranking.

    Now that #14 spot, you’ll get no complaints from me on that one.

  15. Texpack 04/21/2009 at 4:03 PM #

    My youngest son has been a die hard Rams fan for years. He has lots of Torry Holt stuff on his walls. I hate to see him go to the Texans second most hated rival, but nobody needs a good wide receiver worse than Jacksonville after losing two starting WR’s to drug related Tom Foolery.

    A local radio host and blogger in the Houston Chronicle listed his top ten draft prospects at each offensive position yesterday and included the most overrated prospect at each position. Andre Brown and Anthony Hill were each listed as the most overrated at their position. He did say that Brown was chosen because he would be drafted in round 2 instead of round 3 based mostly on his workouts, so he wasn’t really very overrated. He said that Hill didn’t do any one thing particularly well.

  16. BJD95 04/21/2009 at 4:25 PM #

    That guy just wants Brown to fall into the 3rd so the Texans can take him to replace the corpse of Ahman Green. 🙂

  17. Gene 04/21/2009 at 4:32 PM #

    I think Torry will make the HOF, but the competition from players of the same era is tough:

    The competition’s tough. The only thing working in Holt’s favor is he’s a bit younger than Bruce, Owens and Harrison. The lack of TD’s compared to the other guys will hurt him.

    Art Monk retired with the most catches in NFL history and was the first receiver to have more than 100 catches in a season. He played with some seriously mediocre QB’s, but was a key player for 3 Superbowl championship teams and was largely overlooked for the HoF, until last year because his average yards per catch was a pedestrian 13 yds or so.

    His lack of TD’s will be something voters will latch onto to question his credentials, I think. They get picky like that for whatever reason.

    Owen’s is poison off the field and in the clubhouse, but his numbers put him in the Hall of Fame, in my opinion.

  18. highstick 04/21/2009 at 4:33 PM #

    The inability of being able to “get rid of Peppers” does have the Panthers hamstrung. Wish they could find a home for him cause I don’t want him around taking 2 out of 3 plays off during the regular season.

  19. Wolf Dog 04/21/2009 at 4:58 PM #

    You right about that Highstick. Peppers was very good the last year of his contract. He tanked it the year before. Hate to see him get 16 million for 1 season to tank it again.

  20. 61Packer 04/21/2009 at 8:20 PM #

    The Top 30 Football Coaches list has one glaring omission: Jerry Moore of Appalachian State University. In my opinion, ASU has been the state’s best college football program for the past 4 years. 3 straight national titles and nearly a 4th one last year should make you at least the 30th best college coach in the country.

  21. LKNpackfan 04/22/2009 at 12:45 PM #

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Peppers gets dealt before the draft. The Panthers only have 5 picks.

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