The New York Jets quickly targeted former Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Eric Decker as free agency opened.
The Jets brought Decker in for a visit on Wednesday.
The Jets believed the visit was going well and did not want Decker to leave New Jersey without signing a contract so the Jets pushed hard for Decker to finalize a deal with the team.
Clearly, their push worked because Decker agreed to terms with the Jets late on Wednesday night.
Jets are giving former Broncos WR Eric Decker a 5-year, $36.25M deal, including $15M gtd, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2014
When you see the numbers, it becomes obvious why Decker did not leave New Jersey without signing a deal. His deal is now the largest signed by a free agent wide receiver this offseason, surpassing the five-year, $31 million deal the Detroit Lions gave Golden Tate earlier in the day.
Last season, Decker caught 87 passes for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns, topping 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season.