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, 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:

A post shared by Eric Decker (@ericdecker) on

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