Free agent wide receiver Eric Decker believes that he would be a good addition for the New England Patriots.
Even though free agency has winded down in the NFL, there are still a good amount of talented players available for the New England Patriots and other teams. As we see every year, there are generally a lot of veterans that go unsigned until the summer.
One player that has yet to sign is wide receiver Eric Decker. The Patriots are somewhat familiar with what Decker can do, as he played for the New York Jets for a few seasons. Last season, Decker played on the Tennesee Titans, and while his stats weren’t where they usually are, the Titans also aren’t a team that throws the ball a ton.
However, Decker has been able to have some very strong seasons in the NFL, as he has had 1,000-yard receiving seasons for the Denver Broncos and the Jets. Decker has yet to sign with a team and recently talked about where he thinks he would fit in.
At 31-years-old, Decker appears like he is focused on winning now and playing for the Patriots would certainly present him with that opportunity. Decker did spend time with Josh McDaniels from their time in Denver, as there is a familiarity there.
However, the Patriots have a lot of bodies at wide receiver right now, which could mean they won’t be interested in Decker. One thing that will be interesting to see will be how the Patriots handle the four-game suspension for Julian Edelman. With him being out to start the season, the Patriots might give a young player a shot, or they could look to sign a veteran like Decker.
Even though he has had a tough last two seasons due to injuries and playing for a team that didn’t throw it a lot, Decker was a really good wide receiver for the Jets and the Broncos. After losing Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks this offseason, adding a veteran like Decker might be a good idea for the Patriots.