Eric Decker said that, even though he may be the team’s No. 1 receiver right now, he just wants to help the team win. No matter what name, tag or title he gets associated with, he’s going to be a leader on the team.
“I don’t think there’s roles for certain people,” Decker said on a conference call with the media on Friday. “Everyone is a big piece of success for the football team. I just hope to be a positive asset for the team, to be a good teammate, to be a leader in the locker room and on the field and do what I can to win football games.”
Decker said he liked the Jets’ potential and their “winning culture.”
“I have a lot of respect for the organization,” he said. “The coaching staff and players are first class. I want to be part of a culture where they want to win.”
Decker defended his talent being tied to Peyton Manning’s ability as a pass-thrower.
“As a player and as a competitor, I enjoyed playing with Peyton Manning,” he said. “Did he help? Of course he helped. But I also think I’m a good football player.”
He said that he had interest from other teams, but there was no official offer from other organizations or the Denver Broncos.
“When I came here, I felt at home,” Decker said. “The most important thing to me is I’m a New York Jet now.”