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Eric Decker might be the odd man out in Denver after this year

Eric Decker picked the perfect time to have the best season of his career. The 2010 third-round selection is in the final year of a four-year rookie contract which is paying him $1.323 million this season. He already has a career-best 1,288 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

Decker has been one of the NFL’s most productive wide receivers over the last two seasons.  The Broncos must decide whether they want to devote significant financial resources to their wide receivers. Decker has produced like a number one wideout, but teammate Demaryius Thomas is one of the NFL’s best young wide receivers. Thomas, who is under contract through the 2014 season, should become one of the NFL’s highest-paid receivers on his next deal.

It will likely require Decker accepting a deal based on the secondary wide receiver market to remain with the Broncos. Mike Williams is the highest paid player that signed a deal as a secondary wide receiver. He received a five-year, $39.62 million contract extension (including $15 million guaranteed) from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the preseason.

With Wes Welker under contract, the team might not be able to stay with the team next year.  What do you think Broncos fans?  Will the Broncos find a way to keep him or will Eric Decker hit his pay day.

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