Family first: it's not just a saying, it's a way of life. After 9 years in the NFL, a third child born in March, and love for his his supportive country singer wife - that he longs to spend more time with - a hard working NFL receiver has called it quits.  And his family couldn't be happier with the decision!

According to Romper.com, Jessie James Decker and her husband, will be getting to spend a lot more time together. On Sunday, it was announced in a touching Instagram post that Jessie James Decker's husband Eric has retired from football to spend more time with his his wife and their kids.

Decker signed a one-year deal with the Patriots earlier this month, but struggled in training camp and in exhibition games. He completed a mediocre season with the Titans last year.

Decker, who had his best seasons with the Broncos and Jets, wrote this on his Instagram:

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