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Rumor has it that Eric Decker was spotted on a flight from Denver to New Jersey late Tuesday night (Mehta, March 12). He is reportedly in town to meet with the Jets in Florham Park (Jones, March 12).

In 62 games with the Broncos, Decker has 3,070 yards receiving with 33 touchdown receptions, including 13 and 11 over the last two years.

Other than Jairus Byrd, Eric Decker was the single most talked about free agent over the last few weeks. Decker's name was quiet over the weekend, but don't take that as a sign that he isn't about to get paid. Decker could easily approach $10 million average annual value (AAV) for whatever deal he winds up signing. While we're sure Decker would like to be back in Denver with Peyton Manning, with a musician/actress wife there's going to be a draw that in the NFL a city like New York could offer his family.

The question for many is will Decker be worth the price tag? My response to that question is another one: Is the deal structured in such a way that the Jets can get out in the middle without too much pain?

Decker has padded his numbers with Peyton Manning over the last two years in an extremely talent heavy offense, but he was also productive prior to Manning. If the Jets sign Decker, I still think the Jets would be wise to draft a talented receiver early to go with Kerley and Nelson -- that to me would round out a promising group over the next three years.

Tags: NYJets , Andrew Vazzano
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