Eric Decker Thinks He Would Be A ‘Good Fit’ In New England
Free agent wide receiver Eric Decker has interest in playing for the New England Patriots, telling SiriusXM NFL Radio he wants to go somewhere where he "can compete for a Super Bowl."
Decker spent last season with the Tennessee Titans, catching 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown.
The 31-year-old veteran caught at least eleven touchdown passes in three out of four seasons from 2012 to 2015. He caught a career-high 13 touchdown passes in 2012, when he played for the Denver Broncos.
"At this point in my career, I want to go somewhere where I can compete for a Super Bowl and be in a good system and be with a quarterback that my skill set would be an addition to the team," Decker said.
Decker said he thinks he would be a good fit in New England and noted that he played for Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels during his rookie season.
Decker, who caught six passes for 85 yards in Tennessee’s divisional round loss to New England last season, said he "talked with New England last year during the free agency process in June."
Despite what Decker thinks about his potential fit with the Patriots, the depth chart at wide receiver in New England is already crowded.
Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension (pending appeal) for violating the league's PED policy, and Malcolm Mitchell's health remains unclear after missing the entire 2017 season with a knee injury, but the Patriots still have Chris Hogan, Jordan Matthews, Kenny Britt, Phillip Dorsett, draft pick Braxton Berrios, practice squadder Riley McCarron and special teamers Cordarrelle Patterson and Matthew Slater.