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Eric Decker becomes main WR with New York Jets contract

Eric Decker makes the move from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets.
Eric Decker makes the move from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets.
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The New York Jets have added a new wide receiver to their line-up. On March 13, ESPN reported that the Jets had signed Eric Decker for a five-year contract. This contract will be worth $36.25 million, and he is guaranteed $15 million. Decker signed the deal officially on Thursday, according to the team, but Decker arrived in Newark to talks terms and reach the deal on Wednesday.

Decker's signing will fill a spot that the New York Jets needed to fill in a big way. They came into free agency looking for a wide receiver that will help them improve their offense. Decker will do that for the team. He was one of Manning's go to guys, and he is known for his performance in the Red Zone.

Decker is still young. He will turn only 27 on Saturday, and his last two seasons with Denver Broncos have seen him go over 1,000 yards. Last season, he made 87 receptions, and with those receptions he managed to go for 1,288 receiving yards. With these numbers, he also scored 11 touchdowns. This now makes him the best receiver on the New York Jets roster, but they might look for another wide out when the NFL draft takes place. Right now, he will help Geno Smith improve the offense.

Decker said the following about his move to the New York Jets:

I'm very thankful for my four years in Denver. I think it's one of the greatest cities to play in. Unfortunately, I never got an offer from the Broncos. Denver will always be a part of me but I'm excited about New York being my new community and starting a new chapter in my life. On top of all that, my wife's expecting our baby any second.

Decker is ready for his new team, and the N.Y. Jets are ready to improve their performance next season. He is now the main receiver. Do you think Eric Decker will do even better in 2014 with this change?

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