Per multiple reports by the various media outlets, Eric Decker will be visiting the New York Jets facility today. Last year on Denver’s high octane offense, Decker posted 1,288 yards on 87 receptions. While Decker may not be the elite number one receiver New York Jets fans have been salivating over since the departure of Keyshawn Johnson; but he will undoubtedly be an immediate upgrade to what was what we can all call without hesitation, the worst wide receiving corps in the NFL.
The first day of free agency brought us many moves which left us in flat out shock. The reaction from Jets fans on twitter with how Jets general manager John Idzik has approached free agency this season, is honestly laughable. Even NY’s WFAN morning show radio host Craig Carton displayed the kind of panic this morning that many Jets fans can identify with. I think everyone is over reacting. If there is one thing we know about Idzik in his first year as GM with the Jets is that he is very calculated. If he didn’t rush into any moves in the first 18 hours of free agency it is OK!
This Decker move, if successful, could show to be the first of many upgrades Idzik will be making on the offensive side of the ball. It seems Idzik gets “it.” It looks like this Decker visit could be the beginning of move to surround second year QB Geno Smith with weapons and actual NFL caliber receiver. Decker has all the physical to succeed without Peyton Manning throwing him the ball. Proof? In 2011 Eric Decker caught 44 passes for 612 yards and 8 touchdowns with Tim Tebow as the starting QB for a portion of that season.