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.