With the franchise tag deadline done and over, it appears that Denver Broncos receiver Eric Decker will hit the free agent market a week from today when the floodgates open on March 11.
Decker is one of those players that are tough to judge how well he’ll do outside of his current system. While he caught 87 passes for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns last year as part of the “Four Horsemen of Denver” he had Peyton Manning throwing him the ball in the best season of his career. He was part of the best offense ever to hit the field in the history of the NFL. How do you follow that up?
The fact is, you can’t.
Some say that Decker isn’t actually an elite receiver. In fact, ESPN did a whole piece on it.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 4, 2014
While that may be true, Chiefs fans can’t help but think what he could do for this offense in its second year under head coach Andy Reid. Elite or not, what the team needs is a sure-handed #2 wide receiver who will catch the ball when he’s targeted and take some of the heat off of incumbent #1 wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe.
And look at this way, if he’s on the Chiefs he can’t burn cornerback Marcus Cooper again…except in practice. The biggest question with Decker is, can the Chiefs afford him? He’s going to want a pay day, and the Chiefs might not have the cash to land him.
What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs try to steal one from Denver? Sound off below.