Could the Los Angeles Rams be a potential for wide receiver Eric Decker following his release from the New York Jets?
As crazy as it is to believe, the young receiving corps of the Los Angeles Rams seems to be in a lot better shape heading into 2017 when compared to last year thanks to all of the key moves made during free agency and the NFL Draft. From Robert Woods to Cooper Kupp, all signs point to Jared Goff‘s sophomore season with the Rams going much smoother than his rookie year, but if the team didn’t want to stop there, they may want to take a look at Eric Decker.
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Thanks to the New York Jets deciding to rebuild the team by focusing on the development of younger players, the wideout was officially released by the team on Monday after failing to find a trade partner, meaning Decker is free to sign with any team. While the veteran may not be the long-term answer for the team, Los Angeles may want to at least consider bringing Decker on board to give him a chance of making an impact in the passing game.
Despite only appearing in three games all of last season due to shoulder and hip injuries, it’s tough to ignore how productive Decker was in the previous two years prior to 2016 after catching 154 passes for 1,989 yards to go along with 17 touchdowns. And while the verdict is out there when it comes to whether Decker would find a way to produce with Goff still learning as he goes, it could be worth the risk for the Rams at the right price.
With Sean McVay officially on board as the youngest head coach in NFL history, Los Angeles is generating plenty of buzz when it comes to their offense making a major leap after finishing dead last in 2016 by only averaging 14 points per game. A team like the Rams may seem like a long shot destination for a wideout like Decker at this stage in his career, but here’s to hoping the organization at least takes the possibility into consideration.