Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Heath Farwell (55) in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Eric Decker could get $9 million per year in free agency

Before the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos quietly expressed concern that they probably wouldn’t be able to retain wide receiver Eric Decker.

Ripe with free agents, the Broncos have more pressing needs than shelling out an expensive contract to Decker, who according to ESPN New York, could see about $9 million dollars per season.

Eric Decker (Denver Broncos) will be a hot ticket, but buyer beware: His gaudy numbers are due, in large part, to Peyton Manning. Nevertheless, he’ll get paid like a No. 1 receiver, figuring to land a deal for at least $9 million per year.

That’s no small figure considering that’s the level just below the elite receivers in the league.

If you recall, Greg Jennings (who probably isn’t as talented as Decker) brought home a contract that pays him $9 million dollars annually from the Minnesota Vikings, so it’s safe to assume Decker will certainly be in that area.

The New York Jets are said to be high on Decker, but even with their cap space, that price may be a bit too elevated.

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  • Matt

    Should be noted that Decker did have a pretty good 2011 season in Denver before Manning got there. Actually had a higher average than in 2012 with Peyton. Obviously a great QB made him better but can say that about any WR can’t you?

  • Jake

    Anonymous EPSN employee here. You are right Matt, Decker did have a great season BEFORE Manning but mostly before he met a genuine Jersey Junkie. Rumour has it from inside the Bronco locker room, players would rather concentrate on Wes. Decker was on the right track before he married that white trash who only used his status to get on a reality show. We’ve seen this happen with 3 other players, if you recall, who are now a joke and couldn’t get on team for 100k. Decker is too naive and cannot handle press. NOT to mention, evertime I’ve been on the sidelines, we hear the “sellout shouts” from Bronco fans.

    This kid is gonna struggle in a brand new locker room because both veterans and smart up and comers no longer welcome a player that has not made up his mind whether he wants to be a great ball player or a guy that had no balls. Sorry this kid has no clue what a laughing stock he’s become. Wife and I saw that show once and turned it off after seeing how that sleezy wife of his treats him like a dumbass. And that’s exactly how he comes off. New York, Detroit would eat them alive. So sad.