A few notes from around the league today include the Jets quarterback situation, who is going to be the Browns third receiver, and where would be the best fit for Eric Decker to land.
First off, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reports that Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg exceeded expectations in minicamp and has narrowed the gap between himself and presumptive starter Josh McCown.
Honestly, the Jets should just give the job to Hackenberg, as he has the most potential to become anything in this quarterback group up in New York.
Now, the team is set up to fail and especially for the quarterbacks after the Jets cut their best two receivers in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. So that means I will give some slack to any quarterback in this organization for now.
You do not have to commit to Hackenberg after this year, but it makes sense to give him playing time to give him the much needed experience he needs.
Next, the Cleveland Browns are set at the top two wide receiver spots with Corey Coleman and Kenny Britt there. The real question is who is going to win the third receiver spot? The Cleveland Browns and I think alike, as Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns hope Ricardo Louis can be that guy.
Ricardo Louis was drafted last year in the 4th-round and Louis appeared in all 16 games for the club last season. The Auburn product caught just 18 passes for 205 yards in his rookie season. Cleveland will give him a chance to win the third receiver job due to his ability to break out a big play that he displayed in college.
Louis will have to compete with Rashad Higgins, Jordan Payton, and Mario Alford for the third spot and the losers will most likely fill out the rest of the wide receiver group.
Lastly, to keep it short and sweet, I think the one team that could use Eric Decker to help put them on top and to give them another solid receiver is the Oakland Raiders. A group consisting of Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Eric Decker, and Seth Roberts could be a lethal air attack in the AFC, but NFL. Derek Carr gets another weapon and gives Decker a chance to show the NFL that he can still produce.