The NFL has announced that the 2014 salary cap will be roughly $130 million, which is significantly higher than the previous estimate of about $126 million. This is very good news for the cash-strapped Kansas City Chiefs, who now have a few more options to consider in free agency.
Now signing wide receiver Eric Decker has become an intriguing possibility. He is one of the top unrestricted free agents available and would fill a big area of need for the Chiefs, but currently Decker is still a little bit out of Kansas City’s price range. The front office would have to restructure some contracts and makes a few more cuts, but he could end up being worth it.
The Kansas City offense started to come together as the 2013 season wound down. The only thing missing was a legitimate receiving threat outside of Dwayne Bowe. With two talented receivers on opposite ends of the field and Jamaal Charles keeping defenses honest from the backfield, the Chiefs could have one of the NFL’s top offenses.
Decker may not be the burner Coach Andy Reid prefers, but he definitely makes up for it in other ways. The 26-year-old is a big target with a great skill-set. He could also provide some much-needed insight into the Denver Broncos’ offense.
If Kansas City wants a real shot at winning the AFC West, they have to find a way to stop Peyton Manning. Decker was one of Manning’s favorite targets for the past two seasons, and he would be a huge asset for figuring out a way to slow him down. Landing Decker is still a bit of a long shot, but it’s not out of the question anymore. If Kansas City finds a way to get it done, the offense could be one of the best in the upcoming season.