For some odd reason, wide receivers Eric Decker, Dez Bryant and Jeremy Maclin are still looking for teams to sign them. Is there much of a chance that these receivers will be signed. Decker should still be considered a great complimentary piece in any offense. The future of Bryant is murky right now.
Decker had two down seasons recently. He only caught 54 passes for 563 yards and one touchdown last season. He started just eight of the 16 games he played in. Even so, Decker is normally a reliable veteran who always averages at least 10 yards per reception. Can teams really afford passing on him? Decker is 31 so teams might only sign him for one or two years since he will likely retire in the next four years. Decker is 6-3, 214 so he is big receiver that could be a red zone threat.
What about Bryant’s search for a new team? Some people may call him overrated since he has only three seasons of more than 1,000 receiving yards. Others are concerned about Bryant’s ability to break away from defenders. Some NFL fans may even go as far to say Bryant should just walk away from the game. However, a team that wants another big receiver that makes catches in traffic may want to sign Bryant as a second or third best receiver on the depth chart. Bryant may not necessarily need a long commitment but one year prove it deal that is full of incentives may be ideal. It may be ok to sign Bryant to a two-year deal worth $14 million guaranteed with an additional $8 million in incentives altogether. In a nutshell, Bryant would earn $7 million guaranteed each year with the possibility of an additional $4 million in incentives annually. He did gain over 800 yards of offense so he is probably close to being back on track. He just needs a team to take a chance on him. Bryant is only 29 years old.
Maclin is probably not as good an option as Decker and Bryant. He only played 24 total games the last two seasons and didn’t gain a ton of yards in either of them. He caught 40 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns in 2017.