Skip to content

Eric Decker excited to play with Marcus Mariota

Getty Images

Wide receiver Eric Decker’s time as a free agent following his release from the Jets turned out to be brief.

Decker met with the Titans last week and it turned out to be the only visit he took as he agreed to a contract with the team on Sunday. Decker owns a home in Nashville and called it “kind of a perfect storm” to be able to play for “a team on the rise” in a city he’s spent a lot of time in over the years.

One of the biggest reasons why the Titans are on the rise is the presence of quarterback Marcus Mariota, something Decker noted while discussing what appealed to him about playing in Tennessee.

“And I am excited about Marcus Mariota and the young talent he is,” Decker said, via the team’s website. “He’s a big guy, and he throws a great ball. He is very accurate, and he uses his feet and gets out of the pocket and throws. He’s a talent, but I also like the way he carries himself. He is very stoic, and he seems very humble. I hear he’s a real football junkie who wants to be great, and that’s so important.”

 

Decker joins first-round pick Corey Davis and third-round pick Taywan Taylor as new additions to a receiver group that also includes Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe and tight end Delanie Walker. Those moves should give Mariota better options in the passing game than he enjoyed a year ago and could make Decker’s decision a winning one for both him and the team.

Permalink 22 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Rumor Mill, Tennessee Titans, Top Stories
22 Responses to “Eric Decker excited to play with Marcus Mariota”
  1. stevenr1227 says: Jun 19, 2017 2:05 PM

    Great addition !!!

  2. JON ROBINSON ERA says: Jun 19, 2017 2:07 PM

    WOOO WEE! ALL THAT PLUS MURRAY AND HENRY AND JONNU SMITH A DELANIE WALKER CLONE….LOOK OUT NOW!!

  3. intrafinesse says: Jun 19, 2017 2:19 PM

    After 2 years with Geno Smith, plus 1.25 years with Ryan Fitzpatrick, its nice that he gets to play with a decent QB after 4 years.

  4. 400marios says: Jun 19, 2017 2:20 PM

    With all the promising talent the Titans seem to have, they’re poised to break Jacksonville’s long-running streak of “‘surprise’ team that’s expected to do great things…but won’t”

  5. nashvilleseahawk says: Jun 19, 2017 2:39 PM

    But they still have the same coach and the same owner, right?

  6. jjackwagon says: Jun 19, 2017 2:40 PM

    Houston won that division last year. The Titans still aren’t even the 2nd best team in the division. Just think about that for a minute.

  7. rmiller1959 says: Jun 19, 2017 2:48 PM

    jjackwagon says:

    Jun 19, 2017 2:40 PM

    Houston won that division last year. The Titans still aren’t even the 2nd best team in the division. Just think about that for a minute.
    ————————–

    The Titans were the 2nd best team in the division last year with a 9-7 record, the same as the Texans who won the division on a tiebreaker.

  8. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 19, 2017 2:56 PM

    Translation: Decker excited to have job with anybody after getting kicked to the curb by the Jests.

  9. aliveguy24 says: Jun 19, 2017 2:59 PM

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that

  10. aj66shanghai says: Jun 19, 2017 3:20 PM

    Titans look ready to make the leap. Adding a proven WR can’t hurt.

  11. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 19, 2017 3:30 PM

    It’s a two team race in the AFCS this year. The Colts need more time to recover from Grigson and the Tom Coughlin era is just starting in Jacksonville.

  12. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 19, 2017 3:32 PM

    He is a #3 or #4 receiver at this point.

  13. nhpats says: Jun 19, 2017 3:45 PM

    jjackwagon says:
    Jun 19, 2017 2:40 PM
    Houston won that division last year. The Titans still aren’t even the 2nd best team in the division. Just think about that for a minute.

    ———–

    Actually the Titans were the 2nd best team in the division last season…and missed being the 1st via tie breaker….

  14. tylawspick6 says: Jun 19, 2017 4:26 PM

    What a loser. He chooses his team based on what his wife wants.

  15. vavikingfan says: Jun 19, 2017 4:36 PM

    And what do you expect him to say? Marcus Mariota wouldn’t make any of the teams I played for.

  16. z0inks says: Jun 19, 2017 4:53 PM

    With all the promising talent the Titans seem to have, they’re poised to break Jacksonville’s long-running streak of “‘surprise’ team that’s expected to do great things…but won’t”

    *********

    Perhaps.

    However, Tennessee had a winning record in 2016 and had a winning record against the playoff teams they faced.

    When was the last time either of those could be said for Jacksonville?

  17. truthbetold109 says: Jun 19, 2017 5:15 PM

    I’m happy for him. He could have ended up on the vikings which is a career killer for wide receivers.

  18. purpleguy says: Jun 19, 2017 5:15 PM

    Should be a good fit if Decker isn’t too beat up.

  19. JustJim says: Jun 19, 2017 5:30 PM

    Decker is just excited to have a job………..

  20. nhpats says: Jun 19, 2017 7:23 PM

    All of the teams in the AFC South have improved in the offseason…..all except the Colts….

  21. v2787 says: Jun 19, 2017 8:25 PM

    Decker is a good guy with some talent. I wish him the best in Nashville.

  22. dreadnok89 says: Jun 20, 2017 2:45 PM

    Lol, mariota is a descent qb? Stop the madness. Dude is feast is feast or fmaine.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!