The New England Patriots recently signed wide receiver, Eric Decker. Here are three reasons why this was a good move.
As we get closer to the first preseason game for the New England Patriots, the team has recently signed Eric Decker. After a somewhat quiet season with the run-first Tennessee Titans, Decker found himself as a free agent once again this offseason. With the Titans, Decker totaled 54 receptions, 563 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.
Decker has certainly accomplished a lot in his career, but his last few seasons have been tough. However, the Patriots clearly needed help at wide receiver, and Decker will provide that. One of the good things about Decker joining the Patriots is him being comfortable in the offense.
In Denver, Decker was there while Josh McDaniels was the head coach. While the offense isn’t exactly the same, he should be able to pick it up quickly. Adding Decker will give Tom Brady a reliable target at wide receiver, and that is something that the Patriots need. Due to injuries, Decker very well could be a big weapon at wide receiver for New England.
Getting Decker on a cheap one-year deal provides the Patriots with a lot of value if he is able to find his form from when he was with the New York Jets not too long ago.
With Decker getting ready for his first season in New England, here are three reasons why signing him was a good move for the Patriots.