Recently released by the New York Jets, veteran receiver Eric Decker will make his first visit as a free agent. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it comes Wednesday with the Tennessee Titans.
Former NY Jets' WR Eric Decker is meeting today with the Tennessee Titans, as @fhnixon said. Tennessee had appeal to Decker family.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 14, 2017
There’s a lot more to look at here than football itself. The Nashville area is seen as one of the best places in the country to raise a family. As Schefter notes, that has appeal to Decker and his wife.
In any event, Decker would be a great addition to a Titans offense that appears to be on the upswing. Marcus Mariota has proven himself more than capable under center. Meanwhile, the team has a tremendous duo in the backfield in the form of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry.
If the Titans were to sign Decker, he’d likely team up with Rishard Matthews as starting receivers. Rookie top-five pick Corey Davis would also be in the mix.
Prior to missing all but three games of last season with shoulder and hip injuries, Decker tallied nearly 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns in his first two years with the Jets.
The Baltimore Ravens had shown interest in Decker prior to signing Jeremy Maclin. This might be the first visit for the veteran receiver, but it likely won’t be the last.