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Jets agree to terms with Eric Decker

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Former Broncos receiver Eric Decker will have at least eight chances per year to make better memories than the ones he carried out of MetLife Stadium after Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Jets have announced that Decker, the No. 9 player on the updated PFT Free Agent Hot 100, has agreed to terms with the team.

He moves from a franchise that featured Peyton Manning at quarterback to a team trying to find its way with Geno Smith — and apparently hoping that a veteran quarterback will join the roster in an effort to push Smith.  Decker also moves to New York City, a place where he can expand on an off-field earnings portfolio that already includes a reality TV show with his wife.

Regarded as a No. 2 receiver, Decker becomes the No. 1 wideout by default in New York, given the recent release of Santonio Holmes.  Regardless of Decker’s spot on the depth chart, he’ll surely be running more routes that don’t end in passes hitting his hands in 2014.

UPDATE 11:46 p.m. ET:  Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Decker’s contract is worth $36 million over five years, with $15 million guaranteed.

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  1. elliottcovert says: Mar 12, 2014 11:39 PM

    Wideouts are hood ornaments without a good QB. Geno showed some flashes last year but was far from consistent.

  2. canetic says: Mar 12, 2014 11:39 PM

    It amazes me how easily these players sell out. They don’t care about winning. They only care about getting paid.

  3. joaonmatz says: Mar 12, 2014 11:39 PM

    So, the battle will be between Decker vs Revis.

    Well, something tells me that the Pats have the upside

  4. pftfan says: Mar 12, 2014 11:39 PM

    Let’s see what Geno Smith can do with some actual NFL-caliber receivers.

  5. areyouseriousrofl says: Mar 12, 2014 11:40 PM

    Welcome back to mediocrity.

  6. thepftpoet says: Mar 12, 2014 11:40 PM

    Why didn’t the Jets just sign Darelle Revis to play Wide Reciever?

    Geno Smith is better at throwing to Defensive Backs anyways.

  7. vr30 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:41 PM

    It’ll be overpriced

  8. Big Blue On You says: Mar 12, 2014 11:41 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: It is being reported that McDonalds is strongly considering signing free agent cashier Vince Young.

  9. tolan04 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:42 PM

    From manning to geno. Hope he likes double teams.

  10. thevikesarebest says: Mar 12, 2014 11:42 PM

    And he now goes from getting blown out in the SB to getting blown out in the regular season…constantly.

  11. jetsclaps says: Mar 12, 2014 11:42 PM

    Yeah, we get it, Peyton Manning is better than Geno Smith.

    Great signing by the Jets.

  12. packfntk says: Mar 12, 2014 11:42 PM

    He is dead to fantasy footballers everywhere now.

  13. vikinganswer says: Mar 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    Career suicide. Come Decker, you are smarter than this.

  14. phillyfansfearorsonwelles69 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    Feels good knowing the Jets will never EVER win another Super Bowl title.

  15. hpente86 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    Apparently he loved playing with Tebow so much that he found the next best thing with Geno

  16. pbolyard says: Mar 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    He will be lucky to put up half the numbers he did last season. However I hope I am wrong.

  17. telldatruth says: Mar 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    One of the most bizarre signing you’ll ever see!!!

  18. adam710 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    Here lies Eric Decker’s career
    R.I.P.
    You will be missed.

  19. elwaysagenius says: Mar 12, 2014 11:44 PM

    I like Decker. This move might ruin his career.

  20. khmer379 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:44 PM

    Dumb signing.. Who going to throw him the ball? Rex Ryan? Lol

  21. prideof10000lakes says: Mar 12, 2014 11:44 PM

    Another Minnesota born and breed NFL Wide Receiver.

  22. mayers59 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:45 PM

    Well, he just went from 5th round to 9th round in the fantasy draft. lol

  23. bf53 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:45 PM

    LOLZ Jets.

  24. johninthewest says: Mar 12, 2014 11:45 PM

    Is Decker going to throw the ball to himself??

  25. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 12, 2014 11:45 PM

    denver great d but where is the o now

  26. fubar5150 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    Yeah geno smith or Peyton manning real smart dicker

  27. goldbloodedindfw says: Mar 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    oh good now he can stop worrying about his family going hungry.

  28. seatownballers says: Mar 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    Great signing. Jets need to draft the best receiver or right end on the board come draft. Things looking up

  29. konaehukai says: Mar 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    Well, there goes his fantasy value.

  30. bennyb82 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:47 PM

    I hope this works out for Decker but this reminds me a little bit of Jennings going to Minnesota. Both WRs are great when utilized the right way…meaning when they have an elite qb throwing to them. It is going to be tough if Decker is WR1 and Geno has not improved…

  31. keltictim says: Mar 12, 2014 11:47 PM

    Any player that decides to play somewhere because it will make his reality show better over playing somewhere where he might get a ring, is not a player I want on my team. The jets don’t seem like they will be honest contenders for at least 5 years, this guy just blew his chance at the top.

  32. andreboy1 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:47 PM

    never to be heard from again

    stats next year:

    725 yards, 4 TD’s

  33. dlk47823 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:48 PM

    and more WR’s to come with 12 picks in the draft.
    Solid signing of the top WR available by Idzik.

  34. pats777 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:50 PM

    All about the money! Seriously, he should consult with Jonny Damon about moving to the New York market and what it will do to his marriage.

  35. lostsok says: Mar 12, 2014 11:50 PM

    Good receiver made great by HOF QB. He should send a kickback to Peyton…

  36. skins1970 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:50 PM

    WOW Eric Decker would rather play only16 games a season and get paid then actually play for a team that actually has a chance to win a couple of SBs the next couple of years. t!

  37. floridahawker says: Mar 12, 2014 11:51 PM

    Pftpoet, I don’t like you. But that was funny!!!!

  38. 13maram says: Mar 12, 2014 11:51 PM

    If it’s anything more than 6.5M per year they overpaid. That being said, they had a little cap money to blow and he was the best receiver on the market this year and lord knows the Jets need receivers, so even if they overpay a little it’s not too big of a deal. Decker is a really good number 2 receiver or a mediocre number 1.
    To all the people saying Decker is a product of Peyton, he had 44/612/8 with one of the worst passers in NFL history (Tim Tebow) as a second year receiver. I’ll say he’ll have something like 65/950/7 with NYJ this season. Now we need a number 1 receiver in the draft.

  39. rtroy23 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:52 PM

    At 7.2 mil a year that’s actually less then I thought they where gonna have to over pay to get him

  40. jburk003 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:52 PM

    Eric Decker just went from a top 15 fantasy football WR, to out of the top 40!!

  41. denver1983 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:52 PM

    Lol have fun going from Peyton to Geno Smith! Good riddance Denver didn’t want you anyways #clown

  42. thealmightybigblue says: Mar 12, 2014 11:53 PM

    I bet revis gets more ints from geno than decker gets touchdowns.

  43. xli2006 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:53 PM

    From Peyton Manning to Geno Smith… yikes.

  44. socalcharger says: Mar 12, 2014 11:53 PM

    Has Elway even said that he wanted to resign Decker? The Jets wanted him more than the Broncos did, that’s why he’s a Jet.

  45. jlstaud says: Mar 12, 2014 11:53 PM

    Hope he enjoys trying to make circus act catches from his awful qb. Hope jets fans enjoy watching him trip over the yard lines. A perfect match.

  46. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Mar 12, 2014 11:54 PM

    Players take the money because it’s mostly not guaranteed. Really not hard to see that and you can’t blame them either.

  47. Youknowimright says: Mar 12, 2014 11:54 PM

    It sounds like something they would do. This will be good for his reality show but he should have pulled a riley cooper here. Realize that the system made you and sign for less and stay home. Mjd signing next. Jets still have no qb and it is a qb league. And vick is not the answer. 8 wins at best again.

  48. dlk47823 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:54 PM

    Ask Brady if he’d rather have had Decker….

  49. discountdoublecheck says: Mar 12, 2014 11:55 PM

    Big blue on you- way to completely rip off that line from a twitter parody account and pass it off as your own…

  50. blackngold4life says: Mar 12, 2014 11:55 PM

    Who’s gona throw him the ball??

  51. coltzfan166 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:56 PM

    He’s just doing what’s best for his family, remember?

  52. chawk12thman says: Mar 12, 2014 11:57 PM

    Decker isn’t to blame for going where he gets paid……we all sit and judge these fellows and wonder why they would want to leave a seemingly SB Game appearance, just for money…..I honestly say that I would do the same when my value was that high.

    I can play at the minimum later when my value is starting to slip and a chance of getting to the big dance isn’t that big a difference from my pay scale.

    Good on any of the players who get paid well, regardless of where it is………once they start to fade, they will be cut and no one will care.

  53. listenup823 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:57 PM

    Too bad.. Decker will never be heard from again..

  54. wegonefunkwichamind says: Mar 12, 2014 11:58 PM

    “Former Broncos receiver Eric Decker will have at least eight chances per year to make better memories than the ones he carried out of MetLife Stadium after Super Bowl XLVIII.”

    Are you guys going to post something like this every single time an ex-Seattle/Denver player signs with a New York team?

  55. raiderrob21 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:58 PM

    Say goodbye to Eric Decker.

  56. ravenmadnky says: Mar 13, 2014 12:23 AM

    You gotta admit, Eric Decker made Peyton Manning look like an All Pro. I can only imagine what he will do for Geno. I see the HOF in Geno’s future.

  57. campcouch says: Mar 13, 2014 12:43 AM

    Here comes Vick.

  58. jetsfansince1968 says: Mar 13, 2014 12:50 AM

    Jets GM has a plan, let’s see if it will improve the team in 2014,

  59. pisano says: Mar 13, 2014 12:59 AM

    Now they need a QB that can get the ball to him.

  60. trevor123698 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:12 AM

    “Ask Brady if he’d rather have had Decker….”

    Amendola is a better player and came cheaper. Amendola has the talent of anyone in this league outside of freaks Like demaryus thomas and Calvin. all he needs is to stay healthy and he isn’t at any more risk than anyone else despite his past

  61. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:23 AM

    it’s like a jockey ditching secretariat for the donkey from Shrek. i’m a quarterback, eric!

  62. bigblu73 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:26 AM

    Well we’ll really get to see what Decker is made of this season. No more compiling stats as a WR3 against Lb’s, safeties, and nickelback corners!LOL This year he gets to land on Revis Island 2X, Brent Grimes 2X, and Stephon Gilmore 2X. I know everybody will blame it on Geno but I’d say it will have to do with him having to go up against top DB’s instead of always getting the easy way out. And to accurate he caught 4 TD’s with Kyle Orton and 4 TD’s from Tebow. So lets not act as if he can turn turds into tacos!!! If they were smart they would have gotten Golden Tate instead, way more bang for your buck. Please don’t quote me stats, but 1 guy played on a offensive juggernaut while the other played on a defensive juggernaut with a run-first play calling mentality. But Tate has dropped 7 passes in 4 years!!!! Plus he’s a super threat in the kr/pr game as well. Anywho enjoy paying a WR3 like a WR!!!! And I’ll bet a dime to a donut that he doesn’t put up numbers like Hakeem Nicks or Golden Tate will this season.

  63. tdubdizzle says: Mar 13, 2014 1:28 AM

    Perfect fit.

  64. channer81 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:46 AM

    Can’t tell a man how to make a living, remember how so many people were boasting about his skills when Tebow and grounding in-routes to him a 3-4 times a game and how good he could be with a good QB. 1,000 yards shouldn’t be hard for him to get.

  65. patswillreign says: Mar 13, 2014 1:54 AM

    Sorry to tell you this Decker…but be prepared to have the worst season of your career

  66. rainmaker1982 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:12 AM

    His wife made this decision because it’s a big market. I bet she begged him to take this offer from the Jets.

    When will teams realize that the QB made WR’s like Decker, not the other way around.

  67. JackedUpSports says: Mar 13, 2014 2:48 AM

    another step in a positive direction for the jets

  68. rushbacker says: Mar 13, 2014 2:58 AM

    Denver fan here. People need to chill on calling Decker a sell-out. We never made an offer to keep him– reportedly never even contacted his reps once FA began. What’s the guy supposed to do, retire out of spite because he can’t play with Manning anymore? Have some common sense. Denver clearly had that money ear-marked for upgrading the defense.

  69. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 13, 2014 3:31 AM

    WTF SIGN A RB! POWER RUN, POWER RUN, POWER RUN! THAT IS WHAT REX’S DEFENSE GOES WITH. STOP TRYING TO THROW THE BALL! YOU CAN BE SIMILAR TO THE SEAHAWKS. I GIVE UP WITH THE JETS!

  70. ballboy48 says: Mar 13, 2014 4:25 AM

    Let’s see really how good this guy is, without Manning throwing to him.

  71. Spencer says: Mar 13, 2014 4:48 AM

    Yep, he went with the money.

  72. jchipwood says: Mar 13, 2014 7:00 AM

    Clearly 100% without a doubt this is about his reality show. His career and the show will be over in 3 years.

  73. ravenswhat says: Mar 13, 2014 7:07 AM

    To all those calling him a sell out..who here would turn down a big raise out of loyalty for a company that low balls you or would rather give someone else in your team a raise? Yeah..nobody.

  74. RexCanCoach says: Mar 13, 2014 7:08 AM

    Great signing by Idzik now lets get James Jones over to NJ and add a TE/WR in the draft. Then all you losers can watch Geno with weapons win more than the 8 games he won with no weapons idiots…

  75. rcampore says: Mar 13, 2014 7:16 AM

    Peyton Mannibg had 28 interceptions his rookie year. Not saying Geno Smith is the next Peyton Manning but at least give him more than a year before calling him a bust and comparing to Tebow. Pretty sure Geno can actually throw the ball. Let’s see what he does with some actual weapons who weren’t picked up at the local supermarket and this is coming from a Giants fan.

  76. guvsta says: Mar 13, 2014 7:33 AM

    I’m a Dolphins fan but this is a sensible signing. Yes it’s a bit pricey but then we ‘re paying Wallace $12/season- if you’re a bad team, the good players want more. This should help Smith in his second year and I think people forget he made some real improvement in December.

  77. 12thmanlob says: Mar 13, 2014 7:35 AM

    Who is going to be the number one receiver there?

  78. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 13, 2014 7:36 AM

    Yes a #2 but closing a deal with best receiver on the open market while not breaking the bank. Good move in the right direction in building out the skill positions…

  79. firedup1 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:49 AM

    Denver 3 – 1 equals 2. Things are not so funny now.

  80. capspats says: Mar 13, 2014 7:54 AM

    Seems like a pretty fair contract

  81. Patskrieg dot com says: Mar 13, 2014 7:56 AM

    TJ Houshmandzadeh Part II

  82. jmblosser82 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:57 AM

    Welcome to WR purgatory Decker.

  83. jimmyt says: Mar 13, 2014 7:58 AM

    “It amazes me how easily these players sell out. They don’t care about winning. They only care about getting paid.”

    Everytime I read a comment like this it amazes me.

  84. sbmcintosh36 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:06 AM

    Good sign he’s an Ok 1 and a great 2 they’ll get their 1 in the draft and they’ll amazingly have an offense that doesn’t resemble a bad high school team.

  85. waussau says: Mar 13, 2014 8:37 AM

    Wayne Crebet 2.0

    Long Island just went into a frenzy trying to order Decker jerseys. They love their white WR’s on Strong Island…

  86. finsblood13 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:38 AM

    2014 AFC East Champs your Miami Dolphins!!

  87. poridge1214 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:49 AM

    You guys are acting like the Broncos have a 25-year old Peyton Manning, who Decker left to play for the Jets.

    Clearly Decker won’t put up the same numbers, but Decker will still be enjoying the money he’s getting in 3 years when Peyton Manning retires for good.

    Or should he have remained as the Bronco’s #3 WR and then tested the free agent market after Manning retired and the Broncos were then forced to bring in their own version of Geno Smith or some other unproven rookie QB?

  88. 8oneanddones says: Mar 13, 2014 8:54 AM

    Good for him. Yes, it is all about the money. Players are the ones making billions for the owners, and their earning window is short. There is no loyalty from the owners, ever. Owners can cut a player anytime they want.

    Any player who forgoes millions for a supposed chance at a ring is very short sited and, honestly, foolish.

    The Broncos will be just fine.

  89. realnflmaster says: Mar 13, 2014 9:01 AM

    8-8 last year without Decker, 11 wins easy with Decker. You haters are idiots!

  90. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 13, 2014 9:17 AM

    Decker is not going to put up numbers in that Jets offense like he did with Manning and the Broncos. Completely different situation.

  91. imthaschmidt says: Mar 13, 2014 9:17 AM

    Good for Decker, but i really hope he doesn’t waste his prime years in New York.

  92. jmacb says: Mar 13, 2014 9:24 AM

    Terrible move for Decker.

  93. johnniemayes says: Mar 13, 2014 9:38 AM

    Nobody mentions how Revis hasn’t played at an elite level in over 2 years…

  94. stopthehate15bowdown says: Mar 13, 2014 2:06 PM

    Congrats Deck! Loved watching u play. See you back in Denver in 3 years after the jets flame out.

  95. psousa1 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:21 PM

    Richard Sherman shut him down in the SB. There was a reason why the best CB in the NFL had Decker all game all over the field and not Demaryius Thomas, Welker or Julius Thomas – Decker is good.

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