Life has been a little crazy for singer-songwriter Jessie James Decker for the past year or so,
and it doesn’t appear to be settling down any time soon. Especially now.
In a post on his Instagram page, Jessie’s husband, NFL wide receiver Eric Decker, announced
that he will not be returning to football.
Eric, who has played for the Broncos, Jets, and Titans, and was set to play for the Patriots in the
upcoming season, shared a poignant post on Instagram sharing that he wanted more time with
“It has been my childhood dream and my passion to play the game of football,” he wrote. “I was
very fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to have those dreams fulfilled and to
have played with such extremely talented and hard-working teammates, coaches, and staff.
This has been a passion inside of me since I was a little boy, but I know now its time to hang my
helmet up and start a new chapter in my life.:
Eric went on to say “I love football and always will. It will continue to be part of my life. I’m
looking forward to spending more time with my wife and kids.”
No other reason was given for the unexpected announcement, nor were any other plans
revealed, but the handsome football star frequently shared photos of Jessie and the couple’s
children visiting him on the gridiron at practice.
This hardly means that Eric will be idle, though. The co-star of “Eric and Jessie: Game On” is a
co-founder of the Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation which helps provide support animals to
And with three little Deckers at home — four-year-old Vivianne, almost three-year-old Eric, and
nearly five-month-old Forrest—Jessie could use a little help from Baby Daddy while she
prepares for the release of her first book, “Just Jessie: My Guide to Love, Life, Family and Food”
in October, and a new tour starting in the spring of 2019.