Eric Decker is a typical addition to the New England Patriots. This man has had the best days in his career, and the team definitely used well his awesome talent. The team made something similar with Kenny Britt last season, and
Michael Floyd was part of the 2016 wave. So, the Patriots are more than thrilled to take home run swings on wide receivers who showed great results. Will Decker offer something new? Is he replacing Edelman?
Gary Davenport says that New England has already made a choice, and Decker is probably going to end up taking the position of Edelman.
“The Pats also have an unsettled depth chart at receiver. Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks are gone. Julian Edelman will miss the first four games of the 2018 season due to a performance-enhancing drug suspension. Decker is no longer the same receiver who topped 1,000 yards three times in four years from 2012-15. But he would provide Tom Brady with a proven option on the perimeter and in the red zone. Throw in the Patriots’ proclivity for adding aging veterans, and the pieces of this puzzle slide together well,” Davenport said.
The Patriots fit Decker’s criteria on several levels. The Patriots had interest in the past, and Decker has had a relationship with Josh McDaniels. He is exactly the coach who managed to draft him for the Denver Broncos.