With Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker listed as one of the top free agents at his position, it is no surprise that the questions surrounding coach John Fox at the NFL Scouting Combine would move toward that subject.
To add to the speculation, Andre Caldwell, the Broncos’ top replacement for Decker on the outside is also a free agent come March.
Fox spoke about both players at the combine.
“They were both big production guys in our offense this year. Like the 31 other teams, everyone has free agents. We’re still very early in the process. I can talk about my two guys buy we can’t talk about [other] people at this point because they are under contract with other teams. It’s like going shopping without price tags. You need to get price tags before you start buying stuff. That takes time and that’s the process we’re in.”
Fox was also forced to answer whether he thought slot receiver Wes Welker could be a No. 2.
“I always tell guys, ‘Don’t let anybody define you,’ and that includes me. Wes, I think, has proven to be a very productive receiver in this league—whether that’s a one, two or a three—I’ve never really totally understood that. I understand the phrases, but we just let them compete and he’s never been short on that.”
The Broncos have the 31st overall pick in the draft, but many consider them to have bigger issues than receiver in the first round.