Yes, saying that you need to do what's "best for your family" is a cliche that athletes fall back on before free agency. But these comments should be put in the context of what's been buzzing around Decker. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Super Bowl Sunday that the Broncos fear they will lose Decker because he wants more money than they are willing to pay. Internally, the team views Decker as a No. 2 wide receiver. Decker and his agent can't be thrilled with that news coming out.
Decker is probably going to get "No. 1 receiver" money from some other team, so we'll find out who's right soon enough.