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New York Jets Decker move criticized by Skip Bayless

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New York Jets signed Eric Decker on the second day of the NFL's free agency in a coup for the franchise, but broadcaster Skip Bayless is not a fan of the deal. 

Bayless is the co-host of the ESPN show First Take and is known for his crazy opinions, but this one could be right on the money. 

Comparing the Jets deal with Decker to the Detroit Lions acquisition of Golden Tate, Bayless insists that the Lions got much more quality for their money. 

Tate signed a five-year deal with the Lions Wednesday for $31 million, with only $13.25 million guaranteed. 

The Jets on the other hand signed Decker to a five-year deal $36.25 million deal and $15 million in guaranteed money. 

Bayless posted on Twitter today, "I'd rather have Golden Tate than Decker and Detroit signed Tate for less."

However, when you look at the stats maybe Decker is worth more than Tate based on his recent production. 

In the last two season Decker has caught 24 touchdown passes and last season he gained over 1,200 yards receiving. 

Tate on the other hand had 12 TD's in the same period, with only 1,500 yards in his last two seasons combined. 

Forget Skip's point of view. Both deals are great for the respective teams. 

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