New York Jets: Predicting WR Eric Decker's Projected Role

By Luis Tirado Jr.
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Eric Decker sure has a lot of work ahead of him to continue the success he’s had so far in his professional football career. He’s not going to have Peyton Manning throwing to him anymore, and he will now adjust to his new team in the New York Jets and their current quarterback situation of either Michael Vick or Geno Smith. Throughout his career, he’s always been a quality target to go to once primary receivers were either double teamed or just not available to throw to. Decker always finds a way to get open and just flat out creates big plays once the football is in his hands. What kind of projected role should most expect him to have now that he’s on the Jets?

After signing his five-year, $36 million contract with the Jets, he now is presented with the challenge of upping his style of receiving to be the best thing to hit the Big Apple. After all, he must be able to haul in plenty of touchdowns if the Jets hope to win enough games to return to being a playoff contender. Decker is easily a major upgrade over any of the receivers the Jets had last season and should be a main difference maker on offense since he has the experience and statistics to back it up. Expect to see him have a breakout year and shock many analysts since he will provide a much-needed spark to the Jets’ offense.

Decker is optimistic and feels that the Jets will have a bright future with him in town. He’s excited to be a part of something special but knows there is much work ahead and preparation to be made for everything to gel enough to succeed on offense. It’s no secret that the Jets needed a massive overhaul on offense, and they spent a good chunk of the offseason and 2014 NFL Draft making sure they got plenty of new offensive weapons. If the Jets are to win ten or more games this season, it essentially depends on how great a season Decker has with his offensive contributions. Make no mistake about it — what Decker does will make or break the Jets this season.

Expect to see Decker be a major part of the Jets’ offense as his projected role should be as main receiver. He’s working incredibly hard to step up his game to being the No. 1 receiving option for the Jets. In key drives, especially in the red zone, expect to see Decker’s number called upon to deliver because that is what he does best. He will be exactly what the Jets needed to complement the offense, as he will put up plenty of points on the scoreboard and make the difference in close games.

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