The Denver Broncos have now made the best off-season free agent acquisition for the second year in a row. Kudos to John Elway for closing two offseasons in a row. Not sure if he won executive of the year, but he should be a favorite for the award next year. He tweeted today:
“Excited to have Wes join the Broncos. His production & toughness will be a great asset!”
Welker is the best slot receiver in the league, and I hope they floated this one by Tom Brady, because otherwise he might be angry indeed. Letting Welker go for only 2 years 12 million dollars? Are you insane Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft? How cheap can you possibly be? It’s not like that deal kills the Patriots cap next year, and who of equal value can they possibly get to replace him. John Elway is making the bet that Peyton can get as much use out of Welker as Tom Brady. I’d say it is a pretty safe bet.
Manning now has some serious weapons to throw to, and people forget that had it not been for a blown secondary coverage, Manning would have gotten the Broncos all the way to the AFC championship game last year. Now that Manning has a slot receiver the quality of Welker. I could see the Broncos passing offense being truly unguardable.