Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (right) celebrates with pregnant wife Jessie James following the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Eric Decker expected to earn over $15 million guaranteed in free agency


When projections about Eric Decker getting paid in free agency were initially made, no one was joking around with the amount of money that will be thrown at him. ‘Gobs’ doesn’t even begin to describe what Decker may make after blossoming in Peyton Manning’s record setting offense in Denver this past year, as the wideout is looking at double-digits across the board.

According to Joel Corry of CBSSports.com, Decker is realistically looking at a contract that will pay him at least $10 million annually and will pad things with at least $15 million in guaranteed cash.

Even though it’s a deep wide-receiver class in the draft, it would be somewhat of a surprise if Decker’s productivity, despite his weaknesses, didn’t land him a free-agent contract from a new team in excess of Mike Williams’ deal with an average over $8 million per year and more than $15 million guaranteed

There are skeptics out there when it comes to Decker, as one NFC executive noted that a team will overpay for a guy who was a product of the system he played in. These numbers seem to suggest that, but only time will tell if the team that lands Decker next week overpaid for him or not.

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