Lions Have Had Preliminary Extension Talks With LT Taylor Decker


On Thursday, Lions LT Taylor Decker told reporters that he’s spoken to the team about a potential extension. Although, Decker made it clear that talks are in the very early stages right now. 

“Nothing major,” Decker said, via Kyle Meinke of “Obviously, ‘Hey, we like you.’ We like you sort of thing, but nothing major.”

According to Decker, his contract situation isn’t something that has been a big focus for him. 

“Obviously I know it’s on the horizon, but it’s not something that’s really been a huge … a huge focus,” Decker said. “Obviously, it’s something that’s coming along in the future. It’s going to be important to me, but whenever that happens, it happens. I kind of leave that to my agent. That’s why he gets paid, and I just take care of being a good football player. Whenever that happens, it will happen, whatever conversations, you know.”

Decker, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2016. He was in the final year of a four-year, $10.967 million contract when the Lions picked up his fifth-year option last year. 

Decker stands to make a base salary of $10,350,000 for the 2020 season and is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021. 

In 2019, Decker appeared in 15 games for the Lions, making 15 starts for them at left tackle. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 offensive out of 81 qualifying players.

We have him included in our Top 50 – 2021 NFL Free Agents list

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