The Denver Broncos have so many weapons for Peyton Manning to use. But, there is one wide receiver that is feeling more of an outcast than a weapon.
Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker has a lot of upside to him, but for some reason he has been getting passed on this season for the majority of the Broncos’ games. Decker had 13 receiving touchdowns last season as well as over 1,000 yards. His totals have taken a huge hit since last season and I believe it is because of Wes Welker and the emergence of tight end Julius Thomas. Right now, Decker is on pace for just six touchdowns and under 1,000 receiving yards. Either he is not getting open or Manning just is not looking his way. I saw in the game against the San Diego Chargers towards the end of the first half that Decker was wide open in the end zone, but Manning instead threw it to Demayius Thomas.
When you have such a great season like Decker did last season, you want to improve on it. He has said on his reality television show Eric and Jessie: Game On that he wants to stay with one team for his whole career. He is a great receiver who has the ability to make great plays, but he for some reason is getting passed by. Look for Decker to shine on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. In the last Sunday Night Game that Decker played, he had his best game of the season going for 150 yards receiving and a touchdown. What better way for Decker to show that he belongs on the team by showcasing it with the entire nation watching. Decker will get his chances, it is only a matter of time.