Denver, CO, United States (4E Sports) – Veteran wide receiver Eric Decker, who will turn unrestricted free agent next month, is not closing the door on remaining with the Denver Broncos, saying he enjoys the culture around the team.
“If we can get on the same page, I will welcome a call from the Broncos, but I need to do what is best for my family,” said Decker, one of the top unrestricted free agents available when the market opens March 11.
At the same time, Decker clarified that money won’t be the only factor when it comes to his decision on whether to re-sign with the Broncos or join another team.
“It’s not all about the money for me. It’s about going to work every day and having fun and enjoying my job,” the veteran receiver said
Decker thrived in the Broncos’ record-setting offense led by Peyton Manning last season, catching 87 passes for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns. He hauled in 85 passes for 1,064 yards and 13 scores in his first season with Manning in Denver.
The Broncos cannot use the franchise tag on Decker, who will try the free agent market for the first time, because Demaryius Thomas, widely considered to be the club’s No. 1 receiver, and tight end Julius Thomas are entering contract years in 2014.
The move will guarantee that the Broncos have enough money to ensure neither reaches free agency.