The New York Jets are now on the clock for the 2018 NFL Draft. Well, not really. But it certainly seems Gang Green is headed in that direction after the moves that were made Tuesday.
The Jets plan to release or trade wide receiver Eric Decker by the end of this week, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This news comes literally hours after New York parted ways with longtime veteran David Harris. Decker was set to to make $8.75 million in 2017 and the Jets will save $5.75 million by cutting him.
Decker was signed to a 5-year deal by the Jets in 2014 and caught 163 passes for 2,183 yards and 19 touchdowns in three years with the team. He was limited to only three games in 2016 and was coming off of hip and labrum surgeries.
Decker and Brandon Marshall combined to become one of the best receiving duos in the league in 2015 and now both players will be wearing different uniforms just two years later.
New York will now roll with Quincy Enunwa as its No. 1 receiver with a bevy of unproven youngsters behind him. Robby Anderson, Charone Peake, Jalin Marshall and rookies ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen will all compete for depth roles.
Thanks Jets for being so welcoming to us over the past few years! We will miss you guys!!! We had some great memories and loved the fans❤❤❤
— Jessie James Decker (@JessieJDecker) June 6, 2017