The Tennessee Titans are signing former New York Jets and Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker to a one-year deal, the team announced Sunday.
The three-time 1,000-yard receiver met with head coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Jon Robinson on Wednesday, and his signing gives franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota another weapon that can make an immediate impact in 2017.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 19, 2017
The 6-foot-3, 214-pound receiver played in just three games in 2016 but is fully healthy after undergoing hip and shoulder surgeries last fall. Decker, 30, recorded nine receptions for 194 yards and scored two touchdowns in his final year with Gang Green but is just one season removed from a 1,000-yard, 12 touchdown season.
The Titans used two of their first three picks in the 2017 NFL Draft to bolster their receiving corps, selecting Western Michigan’s Corey Davis and Western Kentucky’s Taywan Taylor.
Adding Decker to Davis, Taylor, Rishard Matthews, and Tajae Sharpe is a massive upgrade of weapons for Mariota, who is entering his third season.
Matthews led Tennessee’s offense with 945 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last season, but the Titans’ receiving corps was truly the offense’s one glaring hole.
The Titans have two talented running backs in DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry and had the NFL’s No. 1 offensive line in 2016, according to Pro Football Focus.
While the Titans still have plenty of questions to answer ahead of the 2017 season, Robinson and Mularkey have put this team in position to compete for an AFC South title.
Tennessee has not reached the postseason since the 2008 season but posted their first winning record (9-7) since 2011 last season.
The addition of Decker gives the Titans an experienced playmaker that will be looking to prove himself on a one-year deal. The Broncos former third-round pick has amassed 385 receptions, 5,253 receiving yards, and has scored 52 touchdowns through his first seven seasons.
— Eric Decker (@EricDecker87) June 19, 2017