Yes, I'm glad the Colts did not sign WR Eric Decker

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Decker signed with the Jets, not the Colts. Thank god.

Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker agreed to a new contract with the NY Jets last night for 5 years, $36.25 million with $15 million of that guaranteed, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Decker was reportedly a target in free agency of the Indianapolis Colts, but he opted to catch passes from Geno Smith instead of, potentially, Andrew Luck.

Personally, I'm ecstatic that Decker chose the Jets. I'm practically doing back flips.

This is not a knock on Decker. I'm glad he got paid, and there are worse things in the world than being rich and living in New York. I just didn't want Colts general manager Ryan Grigson to blow the remainder of his estimated $17 million in cap space (Note: OverTheCap.com says it's $27 million) on a player like Decker when the Colts' roster still has so many holes.

One of those holes is at wide receiver, and while a guy like Decker would have been great to add from a talent and character standpoint, the price was simply too much. Receivers like Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery offer similar talents, and, as of this writing, are still free agents.

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