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Eric Decker could be the most overpaid player in the off-season

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The NFL free agency market often gets fans excited, particularly those with salary cap room to go and splash out big money on a big-name player. And this year is no different with many talented stars available when the free agency period begins on 11 March. 

However, these dreams for fans are often met with a ton of disappointment as these stars who sign big contracts often fail to deliver and end up being overpaid for what they actually bring to the table.

This years class is no different, with several players who could vie for the unwanted tag of the big free agent bust of the 2014 NFL off-season.

That honour (or dishonour) this year falls on Wide Receiver Eric Decker.

The Denver Broncos wide-out had a career year last season, with 87 receptions for 1,228 yards and 11 touchdowns grabs, including one game where he made 174 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Despite this, he was not even the Broncos second favourite target last season, as Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker all were effective in an offense, led by future Hall-of-fame Quarterback Peyton Manning, that became the highest scoring team in the history of the NFL.

Despite this, Decker will more than likely demand an average of $8-10 million per season when he enters the free agent market, with there already being rumours that both the Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts could be interested in the former third-round pick.

However, that is a hefty price to pay for a guy who, before Manning got to Denver, was a bit-part receiver, although admittedly it did not help when Tim Tebow was playing at quarterback, and many, including myself, doubt whether he could have the same effect for a team as a true number one wide-out in the seasons to come. 

There are other players, such as Tackle's Branden Albert and Michael Oher, that are likely to make big money this off-season, but neither I think will be as big a disappointment as what Decker could be this season.

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