Eric Decker Could Command Over $9 Million Annually in Free Agency

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Heath Farwell (55) in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Decker is the top wide receiver available in free agency. He will demand a lot of money in the free agent market and there are projections that he could cost a team over $9 million per season (ESPN New York). Greg Jennings was able to get that type of money last season from the Minnesota Vikings. That is a lot of loot to spend on a receiver.

Decker would be getting Number 1 receiver type money, but Decker is not even the best receiver on his team right now. With the Denver Broncos, Decker has Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas on the same roster as him. Both are incredible receivers. Do the Broncos want to spend that type of money in order to keep Decker on the roster? They will have to deal with a contract for Demaryius Thomas soon also. His deal will be up after the 2014 season.

The draft class is deep at the receiver position this year as well. Some teams may look to the draft instead of paying Decker that type of dough.

Which team is going to pay Decker that money?

Topics: Denver Broncos

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  • arnie

    Not the Chargers. But I guarantee he will get paid by some team, that is looking to reach out and hope he will solve all of their problems. So he has to decide whether he wants to get paid on a sorry team, of come down to realistic money, and play for winner. I’m hoping nobody takes the bait, he ends up dangling in the wind, and San Diego scoops him up for song an dance.