9:02am: Two other teams have interest in Decker, but the free agent receiver opted to give the Jets the first chance at signing him, a source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
8:40am: Eric Decker‘s first visit of free agency will be with the Jets, according to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network (via Twitter). Manish Mehta and Seth Walder of the New York Daily News first reported the possibility of a Decker visit after doing some sleuthing involving a flight from Denver to Newark.
While the majority of my top 25 free agents came off the board early in free agency yesterday, Decker and fellow free agent receiver Hakeem Nicks were among the players who didn’t generate a whole lot of buzz. While Decker’s numbers, combined with recent contracts signed by top free agent receivers, suggests he should be in line for a huge payday, there are question marks about his ability to produce outside of the explosive Broncos’ offense, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of offers he receives.
As for the Jets, they had been expected to be a suitor for Decker after compiling some of the league’s worst receiving numbers in 2013. With Santonio Holmes cut and no potential No. 1 options on the roster, the Jets could pursue receiving help in free agency and the draft whether or not they land Decker.