The Jets are going to move on without Decker

WR Eric Decker will most likely not be with the team in the coming season. Before a 2016 injury, he was a very reliable option for Jets quarterbacks.

| 3 weeks ago
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The Jets are going to move on without Decker

  • Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New York Jets have informed wide receiver Eric Decker they will either trade or release him this week.
  • Decker only played in three games in 2016, but has been a model of consistency in his NFL career, earning a 77.4 production grade or better from PFF every year 2012-2015. His 82.7 grade in 2015 was the highest of his career.
  • In 2015, Decker was tied for third in the NFL with 7 touchdowns on routes run out of the slot and his 56 receptions ranked fifth-most out of the slot.
  • In 2015, Decker scored a touchdown on 9.52 percent of his targets, which was the sixth-highest mark of any receiver in the NFL with at least 60 targets.
  • QBs had a 114.1 rating when targeting him in 2015, tied with Odell Beckham Jr. for the 11th-best mark in the NFL.

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  • Indian-Homie

    Come to the 49ers please!! Maclin or Decker, we need 1 of them

  • Andre Taylor

    GM Ozzie Newsome will end up signing WR Eric Decker or Jeremy Maclin, this has been his plan since the top 2 went off the board in the 1st round of this years draft. While i would have preferred that we drafted JuJu Smith Schuster, giving QB Joe Flacco a young, cheaper WR to get the ball to. Both Maclin and Decker are young enough to sign 3 year deals, if both come back healthy. Then both would be perfect as the big possession type WR that Flacco has done well with. Despite being a year older, i actually prefer Decker, as he is 6ft 3, 215lbs, and has been productive since being a 4th round pick out of Minnesota. Maclin isn’t a bad option, but is only about 6ft and 205. He has also been a bit more injury prone than Decker, Ozzie may trade for Decker and just restructure his contract. Either way we absolutely have to have another veteran possession WR to pair with Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman, despite being talented there is no way we can depend on a bunch of undrafted free agents to give the offense any balance.

    • JudoPrince

      Ravens have cap issues. Not sure they can afford 3 year deals to either of these players. At the low end the Ravens will have pay up at least $6 million per year for either player. Macklin would probably command a bit more.

      • Andre Taylor

        No the Ravens don’t have cap issues, right now they are about 2.5 million dollars under the cap. With the hip injury to TE Dennis Pitta, and veteran TE Benjamin Watson coming off a major injury and being 36. It is only a matter of time before both are cut, giving us close to 6 million in cap space. Other veterans contracts can be restructured to get more cap-space if it is needed, there is no way unless of course Ozzie decides to trade for someone like Dontrelle Inman that Ozzie isn’t going to sign either Decker or Maclin. In todays NFL contracts are flexible, teams can manipulate money to get cap relief. Thats the glaring difference between the NFL and MLB, the NBA and Hockey. The NFL contracts only hurt based upon the guaranteed money, if its not guaranteed then the money can be manipulated. With both Decker and Maclin coming off of injuries, and down years. Maclin 29, and Decker 30, neither will command the type of money they would normally get. More than likely Decker will get a 3 year deal, for less money in the long term and more guaranteed. While Maclin may get a 4 year deal, but alot of fake money. Both are use to being #1 or 2, they aren’t going to sign with teams that are loaded at the position with a bunch of young guys. The only 3 or 4 teams with a realistic shot at signing either is Arizona, the Rams, the Bills and Baltimore. Arizona will have a harder time because Carson Palmer is 38-years-old and will probably retire next year. Leaving the QB situation there less than ideal, the Rams have Jared Goff who looked lost last year and are starting over with a whole new coaching staff. The Bills have Tyrod Taylor, but they are basically starting over with a whole new coaching staff. More than likely Maclin will join his former teammate RB Shady McCoy in Buffalo, Decker is 30-years-old and probably wants stability and not having to start over. With New York being only a few hours away from Baltimore, Decker will end up in Baltimore on a 3 year 16 million dollar deal, with a whole lot of incentives to build up the contract. Ozzie has been waiting for a few dominoes to fall with post OTA’s cuts, he may very well trade for Dontrelle Inman or Jordan Matthews. Bottom line is the Ravens will sign or trade for a veteran possession type WR before training camp starts. All these reports about Decker and Maclin going to these other teams is false rumors.