The upheaval with the Jets is apparently not stopping with David Harris’ release. Eric Decker will also be moving on according to Adam Schefter.
And now the Jets are parting ways with WR Eric Decker, sources tell ESPN. Have told WR they either will release or trade him this week.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 6, 2017
Decker came to the team in 2014. He had his best season with the team in 2015, posting 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns. A pair of injuries cost him most of the 2016 campaign.
This comes as a mild surprise. One thing is becoming clear. The Jets are starting from square one. This team is not even putting up the facade of trying to compete in 2017. Given the current state of things, that might not be the worst approach.
I do question the drastic step of cutting Decker, though. He is only 30 so it isn’t like all of his good football is behind him. With Decker gone, the team will not have a single receiver on the roster with a 1,000 yard season under his belt. Quincy Enunwa will become the top option in the passing game, likely one of the weakest go to guys in the league.
Again this isn’t a horrendous approach, but it is curious if the team has any designs on starting Christian Hackenberg this season. A young quarterback might not have much of a fighting chance with the group of skill players the Jets will be putting on the field.