The Denver Broncos could be without Eric Decker and Knowshon Moreno next season as both hit free agency.
Eric Decker, 26, will be looking for a pay raise from his rookie contract which saw him earn just north of $3.3 million in four seasons. Decker will try to land No. 1 wide receiver money while the Broncos would keep him as a No. 2 to Demaryius Thomas.
It’s an interesting debate since Decker’s break out numbers of 87 catches for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns but come with the caveat of Peyton Manning throwing the ball. Not everyone in the NFL has Peyton Manning under center.
“You build relationships, but you know it’s not going to be the same next year,” Decker said. “Obviously for me, I would love to come back. … I would love to play here. Unfortunately it’s something that isn’t always in my control.”
“I’m a Bronco, so we’ll see what happens in the offseason, and hopefully I’m still here,” Moreno, 26, said Tuesday via NFL.com.
Moreno set career highs with 1,038 yards, 10 touchdowns and also caught 60 passes. The problem for him is that the Broncos are stacked at running back with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman under contract. He will be looking to up his $1.7 million salary of 2013 which seems to suggest he’s done in Denver.