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Eric Decker is latest receiver to land a reality show

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Eric Decker doesn’t get compared to Chad Johnson or Terrell Owens all that often, but the three wide receivers have at least one thing in common.

All of them have reality television shows now that E! has decided to go forward with a show chronicling Decker’s life with his fiancee. The cable network unveiled their new programming slate on Monday andĀ Love and Other Contact Sports: Eric and JessieĀ got a spot on the schedule.

Decker and Jessie James, a country singer, are preparing for their wedding and, in the proud tradition of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, they have decided to let E! cameras chronicle the steps they take toward the altar. According to the network’s release, “they share an ambition to succeed, a charmingly fun and unfiltered outlook on life, and most of all, a red-hot attraction for each other.”

Feel free to insert your own Hard Knocks joke here.

When he wasn’t gloating about having a quarterback, John Elway said Monday that the Broncos aren’t worried that Decker’s involvement with a reality show will cause any problems for his day job.

“He came in and talked to me the other day about it, so I gave him [my] blessing,” Elway said, via Bill Williamson of ESPN.com. “To each his own. I don’t think that’s going to affect him. I know Eric Decker and how hard he works and what football means to him.”

As long as Decker remains productive of fellow receiver-turned-reality star Hank Baskett (to say nothing of the former castmates mentioned above), that blessing should remain in place.

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25 Responses to “Eric Decker is latest receiver to land a reality show”
  1. blacknole08 says: Apr 22, 2013 5:50 PM

    How boring. It has to be leaps better than the crap show Kroy Beirmann is on with his wife, entitled “Don’t Be Tardy” on Bravo.

  2. acdc363 says: Apr 22, 2013 5:56 PM

    I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  3. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 22, 2013 6:00 PM

    These two seem a little less skanky than your typical celebrity couple. I guess that probably means the show won’t work out.

  4. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 22, 2013 6:11 PM

    at least hank baskett had a nice dime piece on his reality show,(well it really wasnt his show,he was a co-star)

  5. ncm42 says: Apr 22, 2013 6:11 PM

    As a Broncos fan, I wish he would just concentrate on football. As a fan of reading, I have no idea what that last paragraph means.

  6. britishraven says: Apr 22, 2013 6:12 PM

    Who watches these programmes for goodness sake.

  7. tonyugoh says: Apr 22, 2013 6:12 PM

    Jessie James is a smoke show tho.

  8. dowhatifeellike says: Apr 22, 2013 6:17 PM

    There are some crazy women who are obsessed with this guy… this show won’t help.

  9. egomaniac247 says: Apr 22, 2013 6:30 PM

    Anyone remember his fiance saying last year that Decker’s performance on the field may be down because he’s oversexed?

  10. fearthehoody says: Apr 22, 2013 6:35 PM

    Does not matter the season will end with these words like always,”And Peyton throws another pick, and the broncos are eliminated from the playoffs.”

  11. mrhammerhands says: Apr 22, 2013 6:48 PM

    WTF With so many pro athletes getting arrested for domestic violence Is this the best name they could come up with. “Love and Other Contact Sports” Unless it’s on Cinemax love and contact shouldn’t be in the same program

  12. dorkwood says: Apr 22, 2013 7:06 PM

    I just puked on my Golden Gopher Snuggie. WTF Decker??

  13. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 22, 2013 7:09 PM

    I just threw up…hopefully it will affect his play on the field, in a bad way.

  14. ravensdominate says: Apr 22, 2013 7:43 PM

    This must be the reality show for the loser receivers whose fans talk trash about ray Lewis’ “retirement party”

  15. sb50 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:06 PM

    His wife probably convinced him to do it. Decker seems like a humble dude. I wouldn’t expect him to want to do something like this unless his wife is making him do it.

  16. theytukrjobs says: Apr 22, 2013 8:06 PM

    Decker is from a small town in Minnesota. Usually that doesn’t lead one to marry famous women and star in reality shows.

    Come on Decker! Keep it real, yo.

  17. watermelon1 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:32 PM

    Was hilarious to watch him get worked in the playoffs and crying about not getting calls after having to see him yap all game in the regular season because officials were calling interference whenever he could throw up his hands.

  18. fcs34 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:42 PM

    He’s so dreamy. Sigh.

  19. inyofaceagain says: Apr 22, 2013 9:01 PM

    His girl is fine

  20. gerard33 says: Apr 22, 2013 9:32 PM

    Kinda giving Chiefs and Raiders fans a lot to work with here

  21. broncosllbuckya says: Apr 22, 2013 9:40 PM

    Maybe Decker will aspire to reality show greatness like everyone else that has dabbled in the genre has. As a devout Bronco fan….. lame.

  22. djcologne says: Apr 22, 2013 10:16 PM

    The ratings won’t touch Rolando McClain’s appearances on COPS!

  23. ickky says: Apr 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    Humphreys and Decker.. Both former Gophers,
    Both current Jokers

  24. johnnytarr says: Apr 22, 2013 10:37 PM

    My niece Had her 2 sons @ a football camp he was at. The older one was in high school & when it was over decker came over to the 2 year old to make him feel like he belonged too. My niece was talking to “some really nice woman” during the drills & found out @ the end it was Jesse James.
    I hope “reality” TV doesn’t screw them up.

  25. pillowporkers says: Apr 22, 2013 11:21 PM

    What is it with Minnesota born professional athletes and E! marriage shows?

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