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Decker hauls in $15 million, fully guaranteed


With bloated non-guaranteed numbers in future years and plenty of glossing over “guaranteed” money that isn’t truly guaranteed, one of our goals this year is to focus on the money in contracts fully guaranteed at signing.

For new Jets receiver Eric Decker, the magic number is $15 million.

Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Decker gets a signing bonus of $7.5 million, along with a fully-guaranteed 2014 base salary of $2.5 million.

In 2015, Decker’s $5 million salary is also fully guaranteed.  That’s a total of $15 million.

The last three years become pay-as-you-go, with base salaries of $6.5 million in 2016, $7.25 million in 2017, and $7.5 million in 2018.

It’s a solid deal for a No. 2 receiver.  Of course, in New York he’s the No. 1 receiver by default.  For now.

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23 Responses to “Decker hauls in $15 million, fully guaranteed”
  1. disturbedshifty says: Mar 13, 2014 11:05 AM

    Not bad for a wide out that is a product of a system.

  2. ricardorobertasq says: Mar 13, 2014 11:06 AM

    Maybe they can bring Tebow back. He knew how to get Decker the ball.

  3. jvw1982 says: Mar 13, 2014 11:08 AM

    The Jets need to add Steve Smith as soon as he is released to make this signing make sense….Decker is a #2 at best

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 13, 2014 11:08 AM

    Odds are he’ll be worth more or less than those pay as you go numbers, so just adjust it up or down later depending on who has the leverage. Pretty typical contract arrangement since nobody knows what any of these numbers will mean one year from today.

  5. jpb12 says: Mar 13, 2014 11:14 AM

    The price of signing a guy on the day Revis signes in New England.

  6. FlashPatterson says: Mar 13, 2014 11:15 AM

    Should’ve seen if the Giants would take you, if you needed to be in NY so bad.

  7. purpleppleeaters says: Mar 13, 2014 11:25 AM

    If this is the free agency flash that the Jets were looking for, they are due for a bad year.

  8. conormacleod says: Mar 13, 2014 11:30 AM

    It was his one chance at a huge payday. Good for him. We all would do it, and we all wish we could. Posters always talk about the “will to win”. Well, he is winning…in the game of life.

  9. tdubdizzle says: Mar 13, 2014 11:47 AM

    Imagine how differently he woke up today as opposed to last week. He is 15 million dollars richer.

  10. jetsfan67 says: Mar 13, 2014 11:49 AM

    Solid signing. Didn’t overpay. Great job on this Idzik.

  11. granadafan says: Mar 13, 2014 12:02 PM

    Decker should send Peyton Manning a massive gift basket for this nice fat contract as a result of last year’s great stat numbers. He may have gotten paid but he’s in for a rude awakening as he watches ball after ball sail over his head or in the ground or watching the QB just take off at the first sign of trouble.

  12. nomoreliesfortoday says: Mar 13, 2014 12:12 PM

    He did manage to catch 8 TDs with Orton/Tebow throwing the ball.

  13. johninthewest says: Mar 13, 2014 12:19 PM

    Big mistake on Decker’s part. He should of held out a bit longer to play for a more legitimate team.

  14. tformation says: Mar 13, 2014 12:49 PM

    Better hope the Super Bowl was an aberration for Decker, Jets.

    Don’t like the move. Don’t like the price paid.

  15. avfan67 says: Mar 13, 2014 12:50 PM

    As a Bronco fan, I wish him the best. He is a good player with good character. He will be missed.

  16. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Mar 13, 2014 12:59 PM

    Decker and the Jets have ZERO chance of winning a SB in 2015. Best wishes, Peyton.

  17. hoss408 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:22 PM

    This was the most predictable signing of free agency. His wife is famous, they have a TV show, he naturally heads to New York. I seem to remember Carmelo Anthony taking the same career path. How’d that work out? I guess a happy wife = a happy life.

  18. mediasloppy says: Mar 13, 2014 1:34 PM

    Decker is worth this price. He has always found ways to get out in the open with different QB’s.

  19. 13x Offseason World Champions says: Mar 13, 2014 1:46 PM

    Wow, those are Everson Griffen like numbers. Of course Evie only has the one start, so that part is different…

  20. nflguythetruthdotnfl says: Mar 13, 2014 2:09 PM

    This is a huge mistake by him. There’s a reason Broncos didn’t sign him…cause his head is not on football. Teams like NE will sit guys who start doing too many off field things. His wife is making this decision for endorsements. But NY is Trumps’ town not Eli’s So when he gets 40 catches for 500 yrds and 6 td’s watch the NY media rip him apart….and end any endorsements. Happens all the time in NY

  21. tangysizzl says: Mar 13, 2014 3:23 PM

    I wonder if the Packers will use this deal as the framework for a Jordy Nelson extension?

  22. quitmakingstuffup says: Mar 13, 2014 3:51 PM

    Just to dispell a myth, Decker caught 4 TDs and had 342 yards in 12 games with Tebow; over half of his stats were racked up with Orton in the first four games of 2011.
    That said, the dude can catch anything thrown his way, easily had the best hands of all Denver receivers this past year. He just needs to stop whining every time he doesn’t catch it, never seen a dude beg for a flag so frequently.

  23. aleksbrock says: Mar 13, 2014 4:09 PM

    Good signing. Quality player that fits a need. And did not overspend. Izdik knows what he is doing!

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