Yeah, that doesn't really matter to me at all. I notice in all sports when it comes to FA that at least an underlying fan expectation is for the FA to complete the team rather than just be a good player the team happened to buy through FA. I don't like it for many reasons.
The Jets are not in a position to draft someone who complete's the team.
The debate is whether or not he is worth the money a #1 gets nowadays (north of $10M/year). No one is presently engaged in your straw man debate that Decker doesn't make the offense any better.
It was a question, penisface.
Because he'll cost WAY more coin than he's actually worth. The Packers and Colts, with franchise QB's in tow, are also in the market for WR's and have lots of cap space. If we go after WR's on the free agent market, we'll either have to overpay them or hope that some of the other teams out there aren't going after the same guys.
Personally, I'd rather roll the dice on a guy like a Danario Alexander, who is young and really would be a true # 1 WR if he can somehow stay healthy (and will be cheap), and build the rest of the receiving corps via the draft. We don't HAVE to spend big money on a free agent WR.
Basically, every single WR thats not playing on a meager rookie contract, costs more than they are actually worth. The market dictates contracts. Its the cost you pay to improve your team.
You have to play to pay and if the Jets want to add talent, they'll have to pay. Adding a bunch of injury prones vets on the cheap is what got the Jets to this point at the skillz position.
Decker is a young healthy productive option. I'd rather have a guy you know will be on the field helping the team than adding a career underachiever who cant find the field.